Peavine Creek Evacuation Alert #1

Issued on June 8, 2023 at 1915 hours (7:15 p.m.)

Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert for the Peavine Creek wildfire due to potential risk to health and life safety.

Please note that Peavine Creek Evacuation Alert #1 replaces West Kiskatinaw River Evacuation Alert #1, which has been cancelled as some of the properties in that original Alert area are now under Peavine Creek Evacuation Order #1. All of the other areas not affected by the new Order that were under the West Kiskatinaw Evacuation Alert remain under Alert as part of the new Peavine Creek Evacuation Alert #1.

The Kelly Lake community and areas listed below that were previously under the West Kiskatinaw Evacuation Alert #1 are now under the Peavine Creek Evacuation Alert #1, including the following areas:

  • from the BC/Alberta border east past km 235 of Hwy 52E;
  • south to the One Island Lake Bridge;
  • northeast along the north side of One Island Lake road to Gunter Bridge;
  • east to the BC/Alberta Border; and
  • north along the BC/Alberta border for 22 km.

As well as areas:

  • from km 212 of Hwy 52E south along the east side of the Hwy to KM 194;
  • east to the BC/Alberta border;
  • north along the BC/Alberta border for 21.5 km; and
  • east to Km 212 of Hwy 52E.

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

Map of Evacuation Alert Area

Peavine Creek Evacuation Alert #1 Map PDF

Online Map Tool

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

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

An Evacuation Alert is issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents and industry operators in the area 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 in case an Evacuation Order is called while you are separated.
  • 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 assistance is needed.
  • Prepare to take pets and pet care items (leash, carrier, food) with you.
  • Make a plan for livestock if applicable. For information on provincial resources visit the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock Relocation web page.
  • Ensure your cistern or potable water system is full.
  • Arrange transportation for all your household and fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles.
  • 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.
  • Arrange accommodation for all members of the residence, if possible.
  • Wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued before evacuating. Monitor and Emergency Info BC for information on evacuation orders and location of Reception Centres and hours of operation.

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

Peavine Creek Evacuation Alert #1 PDF

For more information:

Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders will be posted at 

Emergency Information Email:

PRRD Emergency Information Line: 250-219-5210

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

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