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Tower threatened by fire

A communication tower is at risk due to severe wildfires southwest of Williams Lake. 

The tower, located at Riske Creek, is potentially threatened and if burned there could be a loss of communication lines. 

"The tower provides critical communications for landline telephones and internet, cellphone, and data services to  a large area from Riske Creek to Bella Coola," said Kate Mukasa, a communications officer for Emergency Management BC.

If the tower is compromised, BC Hydro and Telus crews will be deployed to repair the tower as soon as it is safe to do so.

Emergency Management BC is in close contact with the Regional District’s and First Nation communities and have the ability to support alternate communication methods if the tower is compromised. 



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