West Kiskatinaw River Evacuation Order #4 Cancelled

Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has rescinded West Kiskatinaw River Evacuation Order #4 as of June 18, 2023 at 0900 hours (9:00 a.m.)

This means the Evacuation Order is cancelled for the One Island Lake community and the areas listed below, and residents can return home. They are now under West Kiskatinaw River Evacuation Alert #3. The following areas are affected by this change:

  • starting at the intersection of Hwy 52 N and N Old Fellers Road, travel east to the One Island Lake bridge;
  • following the Kiskatinaw River southeast to a point of intersection with Cutbank Creek;
  • continue east along Cutbank Creek from 1 km;
  • continue south for approximately 1 km, then travel east for 1.5 km to Hwy 52 E;
  • continue south along the west side of Hwy 52 E to km 195;
  • continue west along the Kiskatinaw River to the district of Tumbler Ridge boundary, including the Kiskatinaw FSR and Bearhole Lake Road;
  • continue north along the district of Tumbler Ridge boundary to km 80 Hwy 52 N; and
  • continue north along the east of Hwy 52 N to the intersection of Hwy 52 N and N Old Fellers Road.

Safety Tips for Returning Home

  • You do not need to check in at an Emergency Support Services Reception Centre.
  • Fill the gas tank of personal vehicles.
  • Bring a minimum of three days of food and essential supplies (e.g. medications, pet supplies) with you as local grocery stores may not yet have adequate stock.
  • Please use extra caution when driving – there may be hazards on the roads throughout the area, including downed trees and powerlines. It’s a good idea to avoid driving at night or if there is poor visibility due to rain or smoke.
  • Please refer to our Heading Back Home Guide for tips on returning safely to your home after an evacuation, including:
    • how to assess and avoid potential hazards on your property; and
    • how to deal with health and safety risks in your home, including how to deal with rotting food and other garbage.

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

West Kiskatinaw River Evacuation Order #4 Rescind Official Notice PDF

For more information:

Sign up for North East BC Alerts at NEBCAlerts.com to be notified about changes to Evacuation Orders and Alerts.

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

PRRD Emergency Information Line: 250-219-5210

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

Visit bcwildfire.ca for updates on the wildfire status and firefighting response.

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