EOC Public Notification

Guide to Re-Entry After an Interface Fire
RDBN Emergency Hay Program

EXPANDED EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED Nadina lake wildfire 
August 10, 2018, at 1100 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 Areas ‘E’ (Francois/Ootsa 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:

East of Tahtsa FSR (south Francois) to West Francois FSR and Carroll Road and (north Francois) to Kivi FSR and 35 km on Colleymount Road. South from Owen Lake to Nadina FSR and Ootsa Lake. (as shown on the attached map).

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NadinaLakeEvacuationAlert09Aug2018 1700hFINAL

Evacuees Please:

  • Register at the Reception Centre in Burns Lake or contact the Emergency Social Services Director from 0800 to 1630 at 250-692-3195; or
  • Visit the Reception Centre in Burns Lake at the College of New Caledonia at 545 Highway 16, Burns Lake or contact the Reception Centre at 250-692-3195.
  • After hours in regard to Emergency Social Services (ESS) please contact the Emergency Management BC at 1-800-663-3456.
  • Emergency Social Services can provide assistance for food, lodging, clothing, emotional support and family reunification.  

If you require assistance in regard to livestock please contact the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) at 1-800-320-3339 or 250-692-3195.

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

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Bill Miller, Chair
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

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