by LAURA KEIL
Blue River has joined Valemount and McBride in the Robson Valley Zone, which is part of the Prince George Fire Centre.
Residents in Blue River will now have to heed fire advisories in the Prince George Fire Centre, instead of the Kamloops Fire Centre.
According to the BC Wildfire Service, the boundary change was made to ensure efficient fire response with the best resources available.
The Robson Valley Zone is based out of Valemount and crews have often responded to fires in the Blue River area.
According to the North Thompson Times, the former Clearwater Fire Zone covered the same area as the former Clearwater Forest District, which included Blue River and the North Thompson drainage partway to Valemount.