Doig River Wildfire Information Update May 18

May 18 Update:

While recent conditions have allowed for significant progress, warmer drier weather in the short term and significant hazards remaining in the area mean there are no changes to Orders or Alerts anticipated over the long weekend. Working the fire are a substantial crew, heavy equipment, fire and structure suppression and air assets. The area remains unsafe for community members.

Please continue to check the PRRD website for updates.

May 15 Update:

The Doig River Wildfire Evacuation Alerts #1 and Alert #2 and Evacuation Order # 1 were made at the recommendation of BC Wildfire Service. These measures are crucial for facilitating effective fire suppression efforts and ensuring the safety of residents and firefighters working to control the situation.

We understand the stress and uncertainty caused by these alerts and orders. We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of everyone affected. The safety of our residents is our top priority. We are working closely with BC Wildfire Service to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

Evacuation Orders and Alerts:

  • 32 addresses are under evacuation alerts and are in Electoral Area B.
  • Currently, no addresses are included in the evacuation order for Electoral Area B.
  • These alerts and this order for Doig River Wildfire in Electoral Area B are separate from the Doig River First Nation evacuation that is currently in place.
  • These alerts and this order do not affect First Nations communities or municipalities as they issue their own Orders and Alerts.

For more information, please visit our website at the Peace River Regional District and the BC Wildfires Official Page for updates about fires and evacuations.

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