Evacuation Rescind #1 – Bearhole Lake Wildfire (G72178)

The Evacuation Order #1 for the Bearhole Lake wildfire (G72178) is now rescinded. As a result of recommendations from the BC Wildfire Service, the Evacuation Order for the Community of Kelly Lake, 4km West of the Alberta border, and 5km North of Kelly Lake until 5km South of Kelly Lake has been rescinded.

An Evacuation Alert is still in effect for the area, as described in Evacuation Alert #2 issued by the PRRD. An Evacuation Order may need to be reissued; however, if that is deemed necessary, the Evacuation Order process will re-commence.

• Fill the gas tank of personal vehicles;
• Bring a minimum of three days of food and essential supplies (e.g. medications, pet supplies) with you as local grocery stores may not yet have adequate stock; and,
• If your animals or livestock have been relocated, call 1-800-670-7773 to coordinate their safe return.

Evacuees will be contacted by the Reception Centre regarding going back to Kelly Lake, including providing important information to return. If any evacuees have concerns about returning to the community, please let the staff at the Reception Centre know immediately. Any residents concerned with returning to the community may be able to have extended Emergency Support Services on a case-by-case basis. Please visit the Reception Center at Dawson Creek Kin Arena (1101 106 Ave, Dawson Creek, BC), 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or call 250-784-4681.

Have you signed up for North East BC Emergency alerts yet? It takes minutes and can be crucial in an emergency. Download the app by searching ‘Everbridge’ wherever you get your apps, or register online at nebcalerts.com

To view the full rescind order see below:
Bearhole Lake Wildfire Evacuation Rescind

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