Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has rescinded Red Creek/Stoddart Creek Evacuation Order #4. This means the Order is cancelled, and all of the properties that were under an Evacuation Order for the Red Creek/Stoddart Creek wildfires are now under an Evacuation Alert.
The rescinded Evacuation Order applies to the following communities:
- Buick Creek
- Mile 70
- West Murdale
- Any properties on the west side of Highway 97 that were still under an Evacuation Order for the Red Creek wildfire
This notification does not apply to First Nations communities as they issue their own Orders and Alerts.
Residents on these properties can return home; however, it is important to note that these properties are now under Red Creek/Stoddart Creek Evacuation Alert #6.
Safety Tips for Returning Home
- Please use extra caution when driving – roads are slick due to the rain, and there may be hazards on the roads throughout the area, including downed trees and power lines. Given the potential for road hazards, we recommend returning home during daylight hours.
- Please use caution when entering your property and assess the area and your home for hazards, such as trees with damage from the fire that may be compromised, gas leaks, electrical issues and structural damage.
- Please refer to our Heading Back Home Guide for tips on returning safely to your home after an evacuation, including how to deal with health and safety risks in your home, including how to dispose of rotting food and other garbage.
It’s important to remember that when you are under an Alert, you, need to be ready to leave the area again with short notice. Please review the instructions for the Red Creek/Stoddart Creek Evacuation Alert #6 to be prepared for an evacuation if needed.
Please note that an Evacuation Order may need to be reissued; however, if that is deemed necessary, a new Evacuation Order process will be initiated.
For more information:
Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders will be posted at prrd.bc.ca.
PRRD Emergency Information Line: 250-219-5210
Emergency Information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BC Wildfire is responsible for the wildfire firefighting response. For updates and additional information visit bcwildfire.ca.