Emergency Alerts – Archived

Please note that the below emergency alerts are for historical record only, and are no longer currently active. For active alerts, please visit here.

Mount Wartenbe Evacuation Alert #1 is Cancelled

We are happy to share that Mount Wartenbe Evacuation Alert #1 is cancelled as of 15:00 hours (3:00 p.m.) on Monday, October 16, 2023, based on recommendations from BC Wildfire.

Please note that an Evacuation Alert or Order may need to be reissued if the wildfire situation changes or worsens; in that case, a new Evacuation Alert or Order process will be undertaken. Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders is posted at prrd.bc.ca.

To be informed about new or revised Evacuation Alerts and Orders, please sign up for North East BC Emergency Alerts at NEBCAlerts.com.

Mount Wartenbe Evacuation Alert #1

Issued on Monday, October 9th, 2023 at 19:00 hours (7:00 pm)

Official notice: Mount Wartenbe EVACUATION ALERT #1 (pdf)

Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert area for the Mount Wartenbe wildfire. This Alert is being issued because of the area’s potential danger to life and health. Evacuation Alert #1 is now in effect in the following areas:

  • Properties in the vicinity of Highway 97:
    • West of Chetwynd Pulp Mill Road; and,
    • East of Guillet Subdivision.
  • Properties on Rimsmith Road West of East Pine Provincial Park.
  • It includes the following civic addresses:
    4535 Caven Rd 4714 Caven Rd 1346 Hwy 97 S 1445 Hwy 97 S
    1457 Hwy 97 S 1597 Hwy 97 S 2039 Hwy 97 S 2039A Hwy 97 S
    499 Hwy 97 S 503 Hwy 97 S 610 Hwy 97 S 615 Hwy 97 S
    695 Hwy 97 S 774 Hwy 97 S 907 Hwy 97 S 982 Hwy 97 S
    844 Les’s Rd 1490 Melnychuk Rd 1674 Melnychuk Rd 1734 Melnychuk Rd
    1869 Melnychuk Rd 177 Rimsmith Subdiv 1786 Spenst Rd 1814 Spenst Rd

This Alert does not affect First Nations communities or municipalities as they issue their own Orders and Alerts.

Evacuation Alert Area Mapping

Mount Wartenbe Evacuation Alert #1(pdf)

PRRD Online Map Tool

To determine if your property is under an Evacuation Order or an Evacuation Alert, you can visit the PRRD Online Map Tool. Then, enter your address in the search bar at the top.

This is the time to GET PREPARED to leave your home on short notice.

An Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to an evacuation; however, you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.

  • Locate all family members and designate a meeting area outside the evacuation area should an Evacuation Order be called while separated.
  • Sign up for North East BC Emergency notifications at NEBCAlerts.com to receive alerts about Evacuation Orders and Alerts.
  • Pack essential items for a quick departure, such as government-issued ID, medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (e.g. insurance, passports, birth certificates, banking and mortgage information), immediate care needs for dependents, cell phone and charger and, if time and space permits, personal keepsakes.
  • Prepare to move disabled persons, children and neighbours if they need assistance.
  • Prepare to take pets with you, including pet care items (leash, carrier, food), and move livestock to a safe area (if possible).
  • Arrange transportation for all your household, and fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles.
  • Arrange accommodation for all members of the residence, if possible.
  • If you need assistance evacuating from the area, such as for transportation, mobility, health, or other needs, please call 1-800-670-7773.
  • Wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued BEFORE evacuating.
  • Monitor prrd.bc.ca for information on evacuation orders, location of Reception Centres and their hours of operation.

An Evacuation Alert checklist is available under Emergency News at https://prrd.bc.ca/evacuation-alert-checklist.

Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders will be posted at prrd.bc.ca. 

Emergency Information Email: emergency-info@prrd.bc.ca

BC Wildfire is responsible for the wildfire firefighting response. For updates and additional information, visit bcwildfire.ca.

Stoddart Creek Evacuation Alert #8 is Cancelled

We are happy to share that Stoddart Creek Evacuation Alert #8 is cancelled as of 1400 hours (2:00 p.m.) on Thursday, September 28, 2023, based on recommendations from BC Wildfire.

Please note that an Evacuation Alert or Order may need to be reissued if the wildfire situation changes or worsens; in that case, a new Evacuation Alert or Order process will be undertaken. Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders is posted at prrd.bc.ca.

To be informed about new or revised Evacuation Alerts and Orders, please sign up for North East BC Emergency Alerts at NEBCAlerts.com.

PRRD’s 2023 FireSmart Program

We also recommend that residents take advantage of PRRD’s 2023 FireSmart program, which provides tips on protecting your home and property. For more information about this program and to book a free and confidential appointment, visit https://prrd.bc.ca/firesmart/.

Stoddart Creek Evacuation Alert #7 is Cancelled

We are happy to share that Stoddart Creek Evacuation Alert #7 is cancelled as of 1600 hours (4:00 p.m.) on Sunday, September 24, 2023, based on recommendations from BC Wildfire.

Please note that an Evacuation Alert or Order may need to be reissued if the wildfire situation changes or worsens; in that case, a new Evacuation Alert or Order process will be undertaken. Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders is posted at prrd.bc.ca.

To be informed about new or revised Evacuation Alerts and Orders, please sign up for North East BC Emergency Alerts at NEBCAlerts.com.

PRRD’s 2023 FireSmart Program

We also recommend that residents take advantage of PRRD’s 2023 FireSmart program, which provides tips on protecting your home and property. For more information about this program and to book a free and confidential appointment, visit https://prrd.bc.ca/firesmart/.

Stoddart Creek Evacuation Alert #7

September 15, 2023, 21:15 hrs

Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert area for the Stoddart Creek wildfire. This Alert is being issued because of potential danger to life and health.

The Evacuation Alert is in effect for the following area:

  • The area from the intersection of the Blueberry River and Prespatou Road, known as the Apsasson Bridge,
  • East, following the Blueberry River to a point north of Bergen Road,
  • South following Bergen Road and Rose Prairie Road to the intersection of 266 Road, and
  • Due west to the point of intersection with Prespatou Road, and north following Prespatou Road to Apsasson Bridge.

This Evacuation Alert does not apply to First Nations communities or municipalities as they issue their own Alerts and Orders.

Map of Evacuation Alert Area

Stoddart Creek Alert#7

Online Map Tool

To search for your address to see if your property is under an Evacuation Order or an Evacuation Alert, you can go to the Online Map Tool. Then enter your address in the search bar at the top.

This is the time to GET PREPARED to leave your home on short notice.

An Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to an evacuation; however, you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.

  • Locate all family members and designate a meeting area outside the evacuation area, should an Evacuation Order be called while separated.
  • Sign up for North East BC Emergency notifications at NEBCAlerts.com to receive alerts about Evacuation Orders and Alerts.
  • Pack essential items for a quick departure, such as government-issued ID, medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (e.g. insurance, passports, birth certificates, banking and mortgage information), immediate care needs for dependents, cell phone and charger and, if time and space permits, personal keepsakes.
  • Prepare to move disabled persons, children and/or neighbours, if they need assistance.
  • Prepare to take pets with you including pet care items (leash, carrier, food) and move livestock to a safe area (if possible).
  • Arrange transportation for all your household, and fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles.
  • Arrange accommodation for all members of the residence, if possible.
  • If you will need assistance to evacuate from the area, such as for transportation, mobility, health, or other needs, please call 1-800-670-7773.
  • Wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued BEFORE evacuating.
  • Monitor prrd.bc.ca and for information on evacuation orders and location of Reception Centres and hours of operation.

An Evacuation Alert checklist is available under Emergency News at https://prrd.bc.ca/evacuation-alert-checklist.

Evacuation ALERT #7 Stoddart Creek – Sept 15, 2023

Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders will be posted at prrd.bc.ca. 

Emergency Information Email: emergency-info@prrd.bc.ca

BC Wildfire is responsible for the wildfire firefighting response. For updates and additional information visit bcwildfire.ca.

Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Alert #13 Cancelled

Issued July 15, 2023 at 1800 hours (6:00 p.m.)

The PRRD has cancelled Evacuation Alert #13 for the Donnie Creek wildfire. BC Wildfire made this recommendation based on favourable weather conditions and the status of fire activity in the affected areas.

Working closely with BC Wildfire, we do our best to lift Evacuation Alerts and Orders as soon as it is safe to do so. That said, it’s important to note that the Donnie Creek wildfire covers a massive area – larger than Prince Edward Island – and it is not under control. BC Wildfire has advised that it will be an active fire throughout the summer.

This means we may need to issue new Evacuation Orders and/or Alerts for this wildfire at any time, and it could be on short notice. We are monitoring the situation closely, and if it is deemed necessary, a new Evacuation Alert or Order process will be started.

To stay informed about Evacuation Alerts and Orders, please sign up for North East BC Emergency Alerts at NEBCAlerts.com.

PRRD’s 2023 FireSmart Program 

We also recommend that residents take advantage of PRRD’s 2023 FireSmart program, which provides tips on how to protect your home and property. For more information about this program and to book an appointment, visit https://prrd.bc.ca/firesmart.

West Kiskatinaw River Evacuation Alert #3 is Cancelled

We are happy to share that West Kiskatinaw River Evacuation Alert #3 has been cancelled as of 1430 hours (2:30 p.m.) on July 4, 2023 based on recommendations from BC Wildfire.

Please note that an Evacuation Alert or Order may need to be reissued if the wildfire situation changes or worsens; however, if that is deemed necessary, a new Evacuation Alert or Order process will be started.

To stay informed about Evacuation Alerts and Orders, please sign up for North East BC Emergency Alerts at NEBCAlerts.com.

PRRD’s 2023 FireSmart Program 

We also recommend that residents take advantage of PRRD”s 2023 Firesmart program, which provides tips on how to protect your home and property. For more information about this program and to book an appointment, visit https://prrd.bc.ca/firesmart/.

For details about BC Wildfire’s  Area Restriction Order for the West Kiskatinaw River wildfire, please see Area Restriction information on BC Wildfire’s West Kiskatinaw River Wildfire web page. 

Peavine Creek Evacuation Alert #2 is Cancelled

We are happy to share that Peavine Creek Evacuation Alert #2 has been cancelled as of 1430 hours (2:30 p.m.) on July 4, 2023 based on recommendations from BC Wildfire. 

Please note that an Evacuation Alert or Order may need to be reissued if the wildfire situation changes or worsens; however, if that is deemed necessary, a new Evacuation Alert or Order process will be started.

To stay informed about Evacuation Alerts and Orders, please sign up for North East BC Emergency Alerts at NEBCAlerts.com.

PRRD’s 2023 FireSmart Program 

We also recommend that residents take advantage of PRRD”s 2023 Firesmart program, which provides tips on how to protect your home and property. For more information about this program and to book an appointment, visit https://prrd.bc.ca/firesmart/.

Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Alert #13

Issued June 30, 2023 at 1630 hours (4:30 p.m.)

Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has expanded the area for the Evacuation Alert for the Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes wildfire due to potential risk to health and life safety.

Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Alert #13 includes the areas that were previously under Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Alert #12, as well as an additional civic address (23583 PDR 200) and some unpopulated areas. The following is a description of all of the areas now included in Evacuation Alert #13:

  • from Mile 207 on Highway 97 North West to the Prophet River;
  • southwest following the Prophet River for 14km to Milliken Creek;
  • from that point, continuing south easterly, maintaining approximately a 6 km buffer west of Hwy 97 N to a point of intersection of km 20 on the Pink Mountain Road (Halfway River);
  • south east following Halfway River to the intersection of Boring Ranch Road and Cypress Creek Road;
  • south east and east to a point of intersection with Highway 97 N at km 177;
  • heading north along Highway 97 to 1 km north of Tommy Lakes Road;
  • turning north east within 1 km of the Tommy Lakes Road for 20 km;
  • from there heading due east to 3 km East of PDR 200 (North of Peejay);
  • north to the headwaters and including the following creeks: West Milligan Creek, Big Arrow Creek, and Zaremba Creek;
  • south to a point 16 km due East of the intersection of the Black Creek and Beatton River;
  • heading due west towards a point 6 km before mile 160 on the Alaska Highway;
  • turning northeast along the Sikanni Chief River for 4 km;
  • heading northwest for 44 km;
  • then southeast towards Kirkpatrick Creek;
  • then generally northeast towards Horse Range Creek; and
  • then northwest to Mile 207 to the Prophet River.

For a list of the civic addresses that are under Evacuation Alert #13, please see Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Alert #13 Official Notice.

It’s important to note that the wildfire situation remains volatile, and residents are advised to remain prepared to leave on short notice. We also recommend that residents take advantage of PRRD”s 2023 Firesmart program, which provides tips on how to protect your home and property. For more information about this program and to book an appointment, visit https://prrd.bc.ca/firesmart/.

This Evacuation Alert does not apply to First Nations communities or municipalities as they issue their own Orders and Alerts.

Map of Evacuation Alert Area

Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Alert #13 Map PDF 

Online Evacuation Map Tool

To see if your property is under an Evacuation Order or an Evacuation Alert, go to the Online Evacuation Map Tool and enter your address in the search bar at the top.

This is the time to GET PREPARED to leave your home on short notice.  

An Evacuation Alert is issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to an evacuation; however, you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.

  • Locate all family members and designate a meeting area outside the evacuation area should an Evacuation Order be called while separated.
  • Sign up for North East BC Emergency notifications at NEBCAlerts.com to receive alerts about Evacuation Orders and Alerts.
  • Pack essential items for a quick departure, such as government-issued ID, medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (e.g. insurance, passports, birth certificates, banking and mortgage information), immediate care needs for dependents, keys, cellphone and charger and if time and space permits, personal keepsakes.
  • Prepare to move people with disabilities, children and neighbours, if they need assistance.
  • Prepare to take pets and pet care items (leash, carrier, food) with you.
  • Arrange transportation for all of your household and fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles.
  • Ensure your cistern or potable water system is full.
  • Arrange accommodation for all members of the residence, if possible.
  • Make a plan for livestock if applicable. For information on provincial resources visit the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock Relocation web page.
  • If you will need assistance to evacuate from the area, such as for transportation, mobility, health or other needs, please call 1-800-670-7773.
  • Wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued BEFORE evacuating.
  • Monitor prrd.bc.ca for information on Evacuation Orders and Alerts, and for the location of Reception Centres and hours of operation.

Use the Evacuation Alert Checklist to help prepare for a possible evacuation.

Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Alert Official Notice #13 PDF

For more information: 

Sign up for North East BC Emergency notifications at NEBCAlerts.com to receive alerts about Evacuation Orders and Alerts.

Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders will be posted at prrd.bc.ca. 

PRRD Emergency Information Line: 250-219-5210

Emergency Information Email: emergency-info@prrd.bc.ca

BC Wildfire is responsible for the wildfire firefighting response and Area Restriction Orders. For updates and additional information visit bcwildfire.ca.

Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Alert #12

Issued June 19, 2023 at 1630 hours (4:30 p.m.)

Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has adjusted the area for the Evacuation Alert for the Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes wildfire due to potential risk to health and life safety.

Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Alert #12 includes the areas that were previously under Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Orders #6 and #7, as well as the Pink Mountain community and several other areas already covered under Evacuation Alert #11 as follows:

  • from Mile 207 on Highway 97 North West to the Prophet River;
  • southwest following the Prophet River for 14km to Milliken Creek;
  • from that point, continuing south easterly, maintaining approximately a 6 km buffer west of Hwy 97 N to a point of intersection of km 20 on the Pink Mountain Road (Halfway River);
  • southeast following Halfway River to the intersection of Boring Ranch Road and Cypress Creek Road;
  • southeast and east to a point of intersection with Highway 97 N at km 177;
  • heading north along Highway 97 to 1 km north of Tommy Lakes Road;
  • turning north east within 1 km of the Tommy Lakes Road for 20 km;
  • from there heading due east to PDR 200 (North of Peejay);
  • turning north for 20 km;
  • heading due west towards a point 6 km before mile 160 on the Alaska Highway;
  • turning northeast along the Sikanni Chief River for 4 km;
  • heading northwest for 44 km;
  • then southeast towards Kirkpatrick Creek;
  • then generally northeast towards Horse Range Creek; and
  • then northwest to Mile 207 to the Prophet River.

For a list of the 59 addresses now under Evacuation Alert #12, please see Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Alert #12 Official Notice. 

Areas no longer under an Evacuation Alert:

The Prespatou community and the following areas that were previously under Evacuation Alert #11 are no longer under an Alert:

  • the area to the east of Highway 97 and Tommy Lakes Road;
  • extending to the north at Zeke; and
  • eastward encompassing Prespatou all the way to Peejay.

It’s important to note that the wildfire situation remains volatile, and residents are advised to remain prepared to leave on short notice. We also recommend that residents take advantage of PRRD”s 2023 Firesmart program, which provides tips on how to protect your home and property. For more information about this program and to book an appointment, visit https://prrd.bc.ca/firesmart/.

This Evacuation Alert does not apply to First Nations communities or municipalities as they issue their own Orders and Alerts.

Map of Evacuation Alert Area

Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Alert #12 Map PDF 

Online Evacuation Map Tool

To see if your property is under an Evacuation Order or an Evacuation Alert, go to the Online Evacuation Map Tool and enter your address in the search bar at the top.

This is the time to GET PREPARED to leave your home on short notice.  

An Evacuation Alert is issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to an evacuation; however, you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.

  • Locate all family members and designate a meeting area outside the evacuation area should an Evacuation Order be called while separated.
  • Sign up for North East BC Emergency notifications at NEBCAlerts.com to receive alerts about Evacuation Orders and Alerts.
  • Pack essential items for a quick departure, such as government-issued ID, medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (e.g. insurance, passports, birth certificates, banking and mortgage information), immediate care needs for dependents, keys, cellphone and charger and if time and space permits, personal keepsakes.
  • Prepare to move people with disabilities, children and neighbours, if they need assistance.
  • Prepare to take pets and pet care items (leash, carrier, food) with you.
  • Arrange transportation for all of your household and fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles.
  • Ensure your cistern or potable water system is full.
  • Arrange accommodation for all members of the residence, if possible.
  • Make a plan for livestock if applicable. For information on provincial resources visit the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock Relocation web page.
  • If you will need assistance to evacuate from the area, such as for transportation, mobility, health or other needs, please call 1-800-670-7773.
  • Wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued BEFORE evacuating.
  • Monitor prrd.bc.ca for information on Evacuation Orders and Alerts, and for the location of Reception Centres and hours of operation.

Use the Evacuation Alert Checklist to help prepare for a possible evacuation.

Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Alert Official Notice #12 PDF

For more information: 

Sign up for North East BC Emergency notifications at NEBCAlerts.com to receive alerts about Evacuation Orders and Alerts.

Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders will be posted at prrd.bc.ca. 

PRRD Emergency Information Line: 250-219-5210

Emergency Information Email: emergency-info@prrd.bc.ca

BC Wildfire is responsible for the wildfire firefighting response and Area Restriction Orders. For updates and additional information visit bcwildfire.ca.