Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has expanded the Evacuation Order area for the West Kiskatinaw River wildfire.
The additional areas under Order are North of the District of Tumbler Ridge municipal boundary, between Hwy 29S and Hwy 52N, including Moose Lake and Moose Lake Forestry Service Road.
The following is a summary of all the areas that are now included in Evacuation Order #3 due to immediate threat to life safety:
- along Hwy 52E between km 220 (Cutbank Dam) and km 195
- following the Kiskatinaw River west to south of Bearhole Lake and including Bearhole Lake Road to the District of Tumbler Ridge boundary
- North following the Tumbler Ridge boundary to Hwy 29S, including Moose Lake and Moose Lake Forestry Service Road
- In a northeast direction to a point of intersection at Hwy 52 N, on the east side of the Highway (Not including the highway) to the northern most intersection of the Moore road (Approx. Km 33 on Highway 52N)
- West following Halfmoon Creek, Oetata Creek to the Kiskatinaw River to a point of intersection at the Cutbank Dam at Highway 52E.
Areas that were previously under Evacuation Order #2 remain under Evacuation Order #3, including the One Island Lake community.
This Order does not apply to First Nations communities or municipalities as they issue their own Orders and Alerts.
Map of Evacuation Order Area
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.
YOU MUST LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY WHEN THERE IS AN EVACUATION ORDER
If your property is in the Evacuation Order area, there is an immediate threat to life safety and 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 call 1-800-670-7773.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN YOU EVACUATE:
- Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers.
- If you have time, 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, keys, cellphone and charger) if they are immediately available.
- Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.
- Travel by safest route to Dawson Creek. Check DriveBC for road conditions.
- Register for Emergency Support Services (ESS) at the Reception Centre at the Ovintiv Events Centre, 300 Hwy 2 #1, Dawson Creek, BC
For more information:
Please visit prrd.bc.ca for updates on Evacuation Orders and Alerts, and visit bcwildfire.ca for updates on the wildfire status and firefighting response.
Additional information about Evacuation Alerts and Orders will be posted at prrd.bc.ca
PRRD Emergency Information Line: 250-219-5210
Emergency Information Email: email@example.com