May 13, 2023 2130 hrs (9:30 p.m.)
The Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert for the Stoddart Creek area. BC Wildfire Service has recommended an evacuation alert as a result of the Stoddart Creek Wildfire (G80291).
Because of the potential danger to life and health, the Stoddart Creek Evacuation Alert is in effect for the following areas:
- East of Highway 97N,
- North of North Pine Road,
- West of the Beatton River,
- South of Buick Creek Road,
- South of Mile 73 Road,
- South-East of Aitken Creek Road.
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 evacuation; however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.
This is the time to GET PREPARED to leave your home on short notice.
- 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 NEBCAlerts.com.
- Pack essential items such as government-issued ID, medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (e.g. insurance, passports, birth certificates, credit, and mortgage information), immediate care needs for dependents, cell phone and charger and, if time and space permits, keepsakes for quick access.
- Prepare to move disabled persons, children and/or neighbours, if assistance is needed.
- 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 Fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles. If transportation assistance is needed, 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 prrd.bc.ca and for information on evacuation orders and location of Reception Centres and hours of operation.
- Residents impacted by Evacuation Orders or Alerts can contact the PRRD at 1-800-670-7773 for planning and assistance with any transportation, mobility, health, or other needs.
BC Wildfire Is responsible for the wildfire firefighting response. For updates and additional information visit bcwildfire.ca.