Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Order #1

The Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Order for the Donnie Creek and Tommy Lakes areas due immediate danger to life safety caused by a wildfire. This area is primarily used by forestry, and gas and oil industry operations.

The Donnie Creek/Tommy Lakes Evacuation Order is in effect for the following areas:

  • 89 km and north on the Tommy Lakes Road,
  • Extending to the confluence of the Sikanni Chief River and the Buckinghorse River in the southeast,
  • To the border with the Norther Rockies Regional Municipality in the north
  • To the Gutah and West Gutah Creek in the east.


Industry and other area users should shut down operations and evacuate the area immediately.


  • Due to smoke and fire in the area, the recommended evacuation through the following route:
    • If you are north of the 89 km mark on Tommy Lakes Road, proceed south on Tommy Lakes Road to Highway 97 South to Fort St John.
  • Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, cell & charger and keys) only if they are immediately available. Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.
  • Please visit and BC Wildfire Services regularly for current information.

Tommy Lakes Evacuation Order May-13-2023

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