Stoddart Creek Evacuation Order #1

May 13, 2023 2130 hrs (9:30 p.m.)

The Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Order for the Stoddart Creek wildfire due to immediate danger to life safety.

The Evacuation Order is in effect for properties in the following area:

  • North of 256 Rd, south of Blueberry River (272 Rd), east of Hwy 97 and Beatton Airport Rd, west of Prespatou Rd

For a list civic addresses included in this Evacuation order visit Copy of StoddartCreekEvacOrder_CivicAddress_20230513

Please note that Blueberry River First Nations is not being evacuated.


If you need assistance to evacuate from the area, such as for transportation, mobility, health, or other needs, please advise the person providing this notice or call 1-800-670-7773.


  • Travel to Fort St. John by the safest route for your area. Visit Drive BC for road conditions.
  • Register for Emergency Support Services (ESS)t:
    • at the Reception Centre located at North Peace Arena at 9805 – 96 Avenue, Fort St John, or
    • by calling ESS at 250 794-3310 , which is also available after hours.
  • Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers.
  • 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, cell, phone and charger, and keys) only if they are immediately available.
  • Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.

Please visit for updates on Evacuation Orders and Alerts, and visit for updates on the wildfire status and firefighting response.

Evacuation ORDER Stoddart Creek – May 13 2023

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