Elderly woman missing after B.C. community is evacuated due to wildfires
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, July 17, 2017 8:47PM EDT
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -- Mounties are asking for the public's help in finding a missing elderly resident of a British Columbia community that has been evacuated due to wildfires.
Prince George RCMP say 88-year-old Maria Martha Watt has not been seen in over a week and has not spoken with loved ones in 10 days.
Officers have checked her home as well as evacuation centres in Prince George and Kamloops, and it's believed she never registered as an evacuee.
RCMP say a description of Watt and her vehicle have been provided to police at wildfire check points and detachments throughout the B.C. Interior.
Watt is described as Caucasian, five feet three inches, 145 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair.
Officials in 100 Mile House are considering allowing residents to return home but say they must first assess the integrity of infrastructure and utilities.