EOC Public Notification

Declaration of State of Local Emergency Extension

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PublicAlertsAndOrdersMapASize 18Aug2018 1500hDraft

EXPANDED EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED - Island lake wildfire
No changes as of August 13, 2018, at 1200 hrs

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Pursuant to Section 12 (1) of the Emergency Program Act, and the Provincial Declaration of State of Local Emergency for Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Electoral Area ā€˜Dā€™ (Fraser Lake Rural), an Evacuation Order has been issued by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako due to immediate danger to life safety due to a wildland interface fire. 

The Evacuation Order is in effect for:

Binto Wo Forest Service Road (FSR) to 400 metres east of Nithi Road, Nithi Pit Road and a portion of Holy Cross Binta FSR.  South of Francois Lake to above the Binta Main FSR including Francois Lake Provincial Park.  Including two islands located on the east end of Francois Lake, Lots 2714 and 2713 (as shown on the attached map).

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IslandLakeEvacuationAlert13Aug2018 1200hFINAL

Evacuees Please:

  • Register at a Reception Centre in Fraser Lake or contact the Emergency Social Services Director from 0800 to 1600 at 250-699-6257; or
  • Visit the Reception Centre in Fraser Lake at the Fraser Lake Municipal Office at 210 Carrier Crescent or contact the Reception Centre at 250-699-6257.
  • After hours in regard to Emergency Social Services (ESS) please contact the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at 250-692-3195 or Emergency Management BC at 1-800-663-3456.
  • Emergency Social Services can provide assistance for food, lodging, clothing, emotional support and family reunification.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

  • You must leave the area immediately.
  • If you need transportation assistance from the area please advise the individual providing this notice or call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at 250-692-3195 or Emergency Management BC at 1-800-663-3456.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers
  • Close gates (latch) but do not lock.
  • Gather your family: take a neighbour or someone who needs help.
  • Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, and keys) only if they are immediately available. Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.

 

YOU MUST LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY

 

For media inquiry, please contact:

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

250-692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339

Bill Miller

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Board Chair

250-692-9940

For public inquiry, please contact:

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

at www.rdbn.bc.ca or call 250-692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339

__________________________________

Bill Miller, Chair

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

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