Wildmare Creek Fire Evacuation Alert #1

Issued on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 20:00 hours (8:00 pm)

Official notice: Wildmare Creek EVACUATION ALERT 1 (pdf)

Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert area for the Wildmare Creek wildfire. This Alert is being issued because of the area’s potential danger to life and health. Evacuation Alert #1 is now in effect in the following areas:

  • The intersection Fernando Subdivision and Hwy 97S continuing northwest for 1 Km.
  • From this point, continue southwest to Wildmare Creek
  • Following Wildmare Creek southeast to the Pine River
  • Continuing along the Pine River northeast for 2 km
  • Continue north to the railroad tracks.
  • Follow the railroad tracks east for 1 Km.
  • From there, continue north for .17 Km.
  • Continue east for .13 Km.
  • From this point, northwest to the intersection of Fernando Subdivision and Hwy 97S.

This Alert does not affect First Nations communities or municipalities as they issue their own Orders and Alerts.

Evacuation Alert Area Mapping


PRRD Online Map Tool

To determine if your property is under an Evacuation Order or an Evacuation Alert, you can visit the PRRD Online Map Tool. Then, enter your address in the search bar at the top.

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

An Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents 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 should an Evacuation Order be called while separated.
  • Sign up for North East BC Emergency notifications at NEBCAlerts.com to receive alerts about Evacuation Orders and Alerts.
  • 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, cell phone and charger and, if time and space permits, personal keepsakes.
  • Prepare to move disabled persons, children and neighbours if they need assistance.
  • Prepare to take pets with you, including pet care items (leash, carrier, food), and move livestock to a safe area (if possible).
  • Arrange transportation for all your household, and fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles.
  • Arrange accommodation for all members of the residence, if possible.
  • If you need assistance evacuating from the area, such as for transportation, mobility, health, or other needs, please call 1-800-670-7773.
  • Wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued BEFORE evacuating.
  • Monitor prrd.bc.ca for information on evacuation orders, location of Reception Centres and their hours of operation.

An Evacuation Alert checklist is available under Emergency News at https://prrd.bc.ca/evacuation-alert-checklist.

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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