Forest fires: residents must leave Fort Nelson

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Smoke is visible near Fort Nelson.

Photo: Provided by Angela Klondike

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Published at 3:03 UTC

An evacuation order has been ordered for the town of Fort Nelson and Fort Nelson First Nation in northeastern British Columbia due to a wildfire.

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is asking residents to leave immediately.

A reception center was erected in Fort St-John at the North Peace Arena.

More details to come

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