Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has issued a new Evacuation Order for the West Kiskatinaw River Wildfire due to immediate danger to life safety.
West Kiskatinaw River Evacuation Order #1 includes the following areas:
- Along Highway 52 between km 220 (Cut Bank Dam) and km 195
- West from km 195 of Highway 52 to a point beyond PDR 286
- From that point running North on the West side of Noel Road, crossing the Hour Glass Road, and continuing due North to the point of intersection with the West Kiskatinaw River;
- East from that point following the West Kiskatinaw River and the Kiskatinaw River to Highway 52 at km 220
Properties that were previously under Evacuation Order #1 remain under Evacuation Order #2, including the community of One Island Lake.
This Order does not apply to First Nations communities 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
Evacuation Orders are issued on the recommendation of BC Wildfire when there is an immediate threat to life safety. Anyone under the age of 19 is required to evacuate by law. Industry and other area users should shut down operations and evacuate the area immediately.
If you need assistance to evacuate from the area, such as for transportation, mobility, health or other needs, please call the PRRD at 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. Visit Drive BC for road conditions.
- Register for Emergency Support Services (ESS) by calling 250-784-4681.
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.
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