EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED - Cheslatta Lake Wildfire (N side of nechako lakes)
August 18, 2018 at 13:00 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 the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, an Expanded 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 Expanded Evacuation Order is in effect for:

            East of Cheslatta Lake and west of the Nechako River (see attached map).

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Evacuees Please:

  • If you have accommodations with friends and family register at the ESS reception centre at the Burns Lake College of New Caledonia located at 545 Hwy 16 W, 9 am – 4 pm.
  • After hours in regard to Emergency Social Services (ESS) please contact the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at 250-692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339 or 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 are a farm business and require assistance in regard to livestock please contact the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) at 250-692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339.

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