MEDIA RELEASE - Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and Regional District of Fraser-Fort George
May 15 1400 hrs

An aggressive wildland interface fire is burning in the Norman Lake/Little Bobtail Lake area, about 50 km southwest of
Prince George.

Evacuation Orders and Alerts have been issued by both the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and the Regional
District of Fraser-Fort George. A combined map of the alert and evacuation areas is attached.

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This fire is showing unpredictable and aggressive fire behavior and those in an alert area are strongly advised to prepare
themselves now for the potential of an evacuation order.

Once an evacuation order comes into effect, people will not have access to their property so it is imperative to take
necessary steps now.

If your primary residence is in the alert area, you should take the following steps:

  • Secure alternate accommodations (friends and family)
  • Arrange a place to meet family or co-workers
  • Fill vehicle with enough fuel to get to the Reception Centre
  • Wear and pack season appropriate clothing
  • Take purse, cash & credit cards
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Medications, eye glasses, documents, photos & ID
  • Blankets, sleeping bags, books & games
  • Make arrangements for pets and take leashes, crates, pet food
  • Listen to local news, the RDBN website www.rdbn.bc.ca ,the RDFFG website www.rdffg.bc.ca and Facebook
    page for updates
  • Collect precious photos and mementos that can't be replaced

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George and Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako have begun making arrangements
for group lodging in the event that further evacuations are required. Group Lodging facilities are sites where people
affected by a disaster or emergency may be provided accommodation if commercial lodging is either unavailable or
inappropriate. They may be in a facility such as a recreation centre, church hall or school.

Group lodging provides for basic needs, and typically set up in a dormitory type style. If residents have an ability to
secure other accommodations, they are encouraged to do that.

For further information about how to prepare your family and your property for an evacuation, visit www.gov.bc.ca\preparedbc

Further information about the status of fire can be found at www.bcwildfire.bc.ca

Questions about evacuation alerts and orders can be directed to:

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
250-692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339
www.rdbn.bc.ca

Regional District of Fraser-Fort George
250-960-4475
www.rdffg.bc.ca

Media contacts:

Bill Miller, Chair 
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
250-692-9940

Renee McCloskey
Regional District of Fraser-Fort George
250-961-4421

Download an editable version of the
Household Emergency Plan

HouseHoldEmgPlan

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