West Kiskatinaw River Evacuation Alert #1

Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert area for the West Kiskatinaw Wildfire. This Alert is being issued due to potential danger to life and health.

Evacuation Alert #1 applies to the following areas:

  • From One Island Lake Bridge North 10 KMs
  • Due East to the Alberta border, including 187 road
  • South along the BC/Alberta border to a point that is due east of the Kiskatinaw Forestry Service Road
  • From the Kiskatinaw Forestry Service Road on the west side of Highway 52 E north to Cutbank Creek dam west following the Kiskatinaw River to the One Island Lake Bridge.

And includes the community of Kelly Lake.

This Alert does not apply to First Nations communities as they issue their own Orders and Alerts.

Map of Evacuation Alert Area

West Kiskatinaw River Evacuation Alert #1 Map PDF

Online Map Tool

To see if your property is under an Evacuation Order or an Evacuation Alert, go to the Online Map Tool and enter your address in the search bar at the top.

This is the time to GET PREPARED to leave the area on short notice.  

An Evacuation Alert is issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents and industry operators in the area 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 in case an Evacuation Order is called while you are separated.
  • 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, cellphone and charger and, if time and space permits, personal keepsakes.
  • Prepare to move people with disabilities, children and neighbours if assistance is needed.
  • Prepare to take pets and pet care items (leash, carrier, food) with you.
  • Make a plan for livestock, including moving livestock to a safe area (if possible).
  • Ensure your cistern or potable water system is full.
  • Arrange transportation for all your household and fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles.
  • If you will need assistance to evacuate from the area, such as for transportation, mobility, health, or other needs, please 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 Emergency Info BC for information on evacuation orders and location of Reception Centres and hours of operation.

Use the Evacuation Alert Checklist to help prepare for a possible evacuation.

West Kiskatinaw River Alert #1 PDF

For more information: 

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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