Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Order #7 Cancelled

Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has rescinded Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Order #7 as of June 18, 2023 at 1515 hours (3:15 p.m.)

This means the Evacuation Order is cancelled for Trutch and the surrounding areas, and residents can return home. The following areas are affected by this change:

  • east of Highway 97N between Mile 192 and Mile 207; and
  • extending East 20 km of Highway 97N.

Tips for Returning Home

  • You do not need to check in at an Emergency Support Services Reception Centre.
  • 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.
  • Please use extra caution when driving – there may be hazards on the roads throughout the area, including downed trees. It’s a good idea to avoid driving at night or if there is poor visibility due to rain or smoke.
  • Please refer to our Heading Back Home Guide for tips on returning safely to your home after an evacuation, including:
    • how to assess and avoid potential hazards on your property; and
    • how to deal with health and safety risks in your home, including how to deal with rotting food and other garbage.

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

Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Order #7 Rescind Official Notice PDF

There are no changes to the Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Order #6 or Evacuation Alert #11 at this time.

For more information:

Sign up for North East BC Alerts at to be notified about changes to Evacuation Orders and Alerts.

Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders will be posted at 

PRRD Emergency Information Line: 250-219-5210

Emergency Information Email:

Visit for updates on the wildfire status and firefighting response.

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