Red Creek/Stoddart Creek Evacuation Alert #5

May 18, 2023 2000 hrs (8:00 p.m.)

A number of changes have been made to the Evacuation Alert Area for the Red Creek/Stoddart Creek wildfires based on recommendations from BC Wildfire.

Red Creek/Stoddart Creek Evacuation Alert #5 now includes some properties that were previously under Evacuation Order #3; however, there are also some properties that are no longer under an Evacuation Alert.

The areas that were previously under Evacuation Order #3 and are now under Evacuation Alert #5 are in the following communities:

  • Rose Prairie
  • Red Creek
  • Montney
  • Coffee Creek
  • Prespatou
  • Altona
  • Peejay
  • Osborn
  • Mile 62½
  • East side of Highway 97 from Wonowon to Mile 120

The areas that were previously under Red Creek/Stoddart Creek Evacuation #4 are no longer under an Alert. This means the Alert is cancelled for the following communities:

  • Northern sections of Charlie Lake (North of Highway 29 and 246 Road, south of Mile 62)
  • North Pine
  • Pineview

BC Wildfire Service has recommended the change to boundaries of the Red Creek/Stoddart Evacuation Order as a result of changes in fire activity.

These changes do not affect First Nations communities as they issue their own Orders and Alerts.

Map of Red Creek/Stoddart Creek Evacuation Alert #5

Online Map Tool

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

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

An Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents 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, should an Evacuation Order be called while separated.
  • Sign up for North East BC Emergency notifications at to receive alerts about Evacuation Orders and Alerts.
  • 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, cell phone and charger and, if time and space permits, personal keepsakes.
  • Prepare to move disabled persons, children and/or neighbours, if they need assistance.
  • Prepare to take pets with you including pet care items (leash, carrier, food) and move livestock to a safe area (if possible).
  • Arrange transportation for all your household, and fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles.
  • Arrange accommodation for all members of the residence, if possible.
  • 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.
  • Wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued BEFORE evacuating.
  • Monitor and for information on evacuation orders and location of Reception Centres and hours of operation.

An Evacuation Alert checklist is available under Emergency News at

Red Creek/Stoddart Creek Evacuation Alert #5 PDF

For more information:

Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders will be posted at 

PRRD Emergency Information Line: 250-219-5210

Emergency Information Email:

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


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