Issued 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 Order for the Peavine Creek wildfire due to immediate threat to life safety.
Peavine Creek Evacuation Order #1 includes some properties that were previously under the West Kiskatinaw River Evacuation Alert #1 and applies to the following areas:
- from the BC/Alberta border west to Gunter Bridge;
- southwest along with One Island Lake Road to the One Island Lake Bridge;
- from that point, continuing east/southeast following the Kiskatinaw River then east along Cutbank Creek to the Cutbank Dam at Hwy 52E;
- following South along the west side of Hwy 52E to km 212;
- east to a point of intersection with the BC/Alberta border; and
- north along the BC/Alberta border for 14.5 km.
This Order does not apply to First Nations communities or municipalities as they issue their own Orders and Alerts.
Map of Evacuation Order Area
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.
YOU MUST LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY
Evacuation Orders are issued on the recommendation of BC Wildfire when there is an immediate threat to life safety. Anyone under the age of 19 is required to evacuate by law.
If you need assistance to evacuate from the area, such as for transportation, mobility, health or other needs, please call 1-800-670-7773.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN YOU EVACUATE:
- Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers.
- If you have time, shut off your gas supply at the meter. To do this, take a wrench, and turn the valve 90 degrees to the off position.
- Close and lock all windows and doors.
- Close gates (latch) but do not lock them.
- Gather your family and, if you have room, take a neighbour or someone needing transportation. Do not use more vehicles than needed.
- Take critical items (identification, credit cards, medicine, keys, cellphone and charger) if they are immediately available.
- Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.
- Travel by safest route to Dawson Creek. Check DriveBC for road conditions.
- Register for Emergency Support Services (ESS) at the Reception Centre at the Ovintiv Events Centre, 300 Hwy 2 #1, Dawson Creek, BC
For more information:
Please visit prrd.bc.ca updates on Evacuation Orders and Alerts, and visit bcwildfire.ca for updates on the wildfire status and firefighting response.
Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders will be posted at prrd.bc.ca
PRRD Emergency Information Line: 250-219-5210
Emergency Information Email: email@example.com