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Haley Jeffrey - Emergency Services Manager

Jason Blackwell - Regional Fire Chief

Rebecca Goertzen - Protective Services Assistant


MEDIA RELEASE - Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and Regional District of Fraser-Fort George 
May 25, 2015 0900 hrs

The following is updated information regarding Evacuation Alerts and Orders within the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George as a result of the Little Bobtail Lake wildfire.  A combined map of the alert and evacuation areas is attached. ( Download a PDF copy of the map here )

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evac order May 25

Evacuation Orders & Alerts for Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako:

Evacuation Order – Rescinded

No Evacuation Orders are in effect for the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. The Evacuation Order that was issued for the Bobtail Lake area has been downgraded to an Evacuation Alert as of 9:00 am May 25th, 2015.

Residents returning home are cautioned that there may be hotspots in the area, please report any concerns to Wildfire Management at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on your cellular phone.

Evacuation Alert

The area previously under Evacuation Order has been downgraded to an Evacuation Alert.  The new evacuation alert area now includes area south of Highway 16 from Sob Lake Road to the eastern boundary of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako south to the end of Naltesby Lake including the all lands east of the Bobtail Forest Service Road and the Bobtail Connector Forest Service Road Blackwater Road, Bobtail Forest Service Road, Bobtail Connector Forest Service Road, Sob Lake Road, Little Bobtail Lake, Naltesby Lake, and Eulatazella Lake and the Cluculz Lake area, as shown on the attached map.

There are 839 dwellings within the Evacuation Alert area.

Evacuation Orders & Alerts for the Regional District Fraser-Fort George:

Evacuation Order

No Evacuation Orders are in effect for the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. The Evacuation Order that was issued for the Norman Lake area has been downgraded to an Evacuation Alert as of 8:00 am May 24th, 2015.

Evacuation Alert

An Evacuation Alert for the area around Norman Lake was issued at 8:00 am Sunday May 24th, 2015.  Previously, this area was under an evacuation order. There are 130 properties in this Evacuation Alert area.

An Evacuation Alert remains in effect for the area around Bednesti Lake, Berman Lake, and Dahl Lake Road areas as a result of a wildland interface fire in the area. There are 122 properties in this Evacuation Alert area.

Wildland interface fire conditions may unexpectedly change and make it necessary to require immediate evacuation to ensure the personal safety of residents and front line responders. Residents in alert areas are asked to prepare themselves in the event that an Evacuation Order is required. Additionally, recreationalists in the area are encouraged to avoid going into the surrounding areas of the Little Bobtail Lake wildfire. Fire activity continues to be strong and crews are actively working the fire. For the safety of the crews and the public, it is advised that recreationalists find other place go while this wildfire remains active.

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;
  • Collect precious photos and mementos that can't be replaced; and
  • Listen to local news, the RDBN website , the RDFFG website and Facebook page for updates.

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

For information and updates pertaining to the status of the wildfire, visit www.bcwildfire.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

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