Issued on June 15, 2023 at 1000 hours (10:00 a.m.)
Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has issued a new Evacuation Alert for the West Kiskatinaw River wildfire due to potential risk to health and life safety.
West Kiskatinaw River Evacuation Alert #2 includes properties that were previously under the West Kiskatinaw Evacuation Order #3 and encompasses the following areas:
starting at approximately km 64 on Hwy 52 N, travel south along Hwy 97 N to the Tumbler Ridge Boundary maintaining a buffer of 1 km east of Hwy 52 N;
follow the Tumbler Ridge boundary west to Hwy 29 S and the PRRD boundary, including Moose Lake and Moose Lake Forestry Service Road; and
travel northeast to a point of intersection at approximately km 64 on Hwy 52 N.
This Alert does not apply to First Nations communities or municipalities as they issue their own Orders and Alerts.
Map of Evacuation Alert Area
To see if your property is under an Evacuation Order or an Evacuation Alert, go to the Online Evacuation 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, keys, 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 if applicable. For information on provincial resources visit the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock Relocation web page.
- 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.
For more information:
Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders will be posted at prrd.bc.ca.
Emergency Information Email: email@example.com
PRRD Emergency Information Line: 250-219-5210
BC Wildfire is responsible for the wildfire firefighting response. For updates and additional information visit bcwildfire.ca.