Stoddart Creek Evacuation Order #5

September 15, 2023 21:15 pm

Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Order area for the Stoddart Creek wildfire.

Stoddart Creek Evacuation Order #5 is now in effect in the following areas:

  • Following the southern boundary of Blueberry River First Nations reserve lands and the Blueberry River east to the bridge on the Prespatou Road,
  • South along Prespatou Road to a point 3.2 km north of 264 Road
  • Due west to a point 3.2 km east of the Beatton Airport Road
  • Due north to a point of intersection with the Blueberry River
    And includes the following addresses:
13408 272 Rd 17483 Prespatou Rd 13368 272 Rd 17903 Prespatou Rd
13646 272 Rd 13769 272 Rd 12953 272 Rd 17493 279 Rd
12881 272 Rd 18354 277 Rd 13469 272 Rd 17773 Prespatou Rd
18183 Prespatou Rd 18352 277 Rd 17795 Prespatou Rd 17777 Prespatou Rd

This order does not affect First Nations communities or municipalities as they issue their own Orders and Alerts.


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 advise the person providing this notice or call 1-800-670-7773.


  • There is a critical risk to life safety, and residents under an Evacuation Order are being advised to leave the area immediately. Visit DriveBC to check for road conditions.
  • Emergency Support Services (ESS) are available at the reception centre at North Peace Arena – 9805 96 Ave Fort St. John, BC.:
    • Friday, Sept 15, 2023  The Reception Centre is closed for the evening as of 10:24 pm – please call 250-794-3310
    • Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 9:30 am to 12 noon or call 250-794-3310.
    • Friday, September 22, 2023, for assistance with renewals or new services, from 3:00 to 3:30 pm or call 250-794-3310.
  • Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers.
  • If you have time and it is safe to do so, please 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, cell, phone and charger, and keys) only if they are immediately available.
  • Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.

Stoddart Creek Fire Order #5 Map

Stoddart Creek Evacuation ORDER #5 September 15, 2023

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 and enter your address in the search bar at the top.

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For more information:

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

Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders will be posted at 

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

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