PRRD activates Emergency Operations Centre in support of Buckinghorse River fire response

The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at Level One in support of the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), which is responding to a wildfire at Buckinghorse River, north of Wonowon.

At a Level One activation, the PRRD is providing emergency alerts to area residents and is preparing to provide emergency social services in the Buckinghorse River area as needed.

The weather forecast for the next three days indicates strong potential for thunderstorms with lightning activity, continuing high temperatures and windy conditions that could result in more wildfires in the Peace region. If that happens, a higher level of EOC activation may be required.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for the North East BC Emergency & Public alert system to receive notifications in case of an emergency or critical situation.

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