Tupper Creek Wildfire Evacuation Alert #1

Issued on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 1100 hours (11:00 am)

Official notice: Tupper Creek Wildfire – Evacuation Alert #1

Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) has issued an Evacuation Alert for the Tupper Creek Wildfire. This Alert is being issued because of the potential danger to life and health in the area.

Evacuation Alert #1 is now in effect in the following areas:

  • 198 Road and the BC Provincial border
  • West to Hwy 2 and 198 Road
  • Continuing west along the 198 Road to the Kiskatinaw River
  • Southerly, along the Kiskatinaw River to a point due west of the intersection of the One Island Lake Road and Hwy 52E Easterly, to the junction of One Island Lake Road and Hwy 52E
  • Continuing east to the BC Provincial border
  • North along the BC Provincial border to the 198 Road

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

Evacuation Alert Area Mapping

Tupper Creek Wildfire Evacuation Alert #1 Map

PRRD Online Map Tool

To determine if your property is under an Evacuation Order or an Evacuation Alert, you can visit the PRRD Online Map Tool. Then, 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 NEBCAlerts.com 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 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 need assistance evacuating 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 prrd.bc.ca for information on evacuation orders, location of Reception Centres and their hours of operation.

An Evacuation Alert checklist is available under Emergency News at https://prrd.bc.ca/evacuation-alert-checklist.

Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders will be posted at prrd.bc.ca. 

Emergency Information Email: emergency-info@prrd.bc.ca

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

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