Nanaimo Fire: Evacuation order in the Nanaimo Area

On Monday, the area of ​​the Nanaimo Lakes wildfire was estimated at 50 hectares but the fire more than doubled during the evening. 

The Nanaimo Regional District, including the community of Nanaimo Lakes, declared a state of emergency Monday night because of a growing fire that spans more than 100 hectares.

The properties west of the fire had to be immediately evacuated.

East of the fire, residents of approximately 80 other evacuation-alert homes could be ordered to leave at any time.

According to the province’s Fire Department, the teams stayed overnight during the night to ensure the safety of the public.

Nanaimo Lakes is located about 30 kilometers southwest of the city of Nanaimo.

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