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Evacuation alert lifted for multiple Cariboo communities

Sep 6, 2017

Williams Lake, B.C.– The Cariboo Regional District, Ulkatcho First Nation, ?Esdilagh First Nation and Nazko First Nation jointly announced today that the evacuation alerts issued for multiple communities west of the Fraser River have been lifted to all clear. 

Evacuation alerts have been lifted for the following areas west of the Fraser River:

  • Anahim Lake;
  • Ulkatcho First Nation areas;
  • Nimpo Lake;
  • Titetown;
  • Batnuni Lake area;
  • some Nazko First Nation areas including: Euchinico Creek 17, Euchinico Creek 18, Euchinico Creek 19, Trout Lake Alec 16, Trout Lake Jonny 15; and
  • the remaining ?Esdilagh First Nation areas west of the Fraser River.

An evacuation alert remains for an area northeast of Nazko. See a map of the alert area here: http://bit.ly/2eLwDTF

Additional areas east and west of the Fraser River within the Cariboo Regional District remain on evacuation order or alert. View a searchable online map for current alerts or order here: https://arcg.is/0zvWOq 

See the following maps for more detail about the new areas that are all clear:

An evacuation alert or order may need to be re-issued as wildfire activity continues in the area, air quality remains poor and additional areas within the CRD remain on evacuation alert or order.

To ensure public safety, stay out of fire affected areas and obey all warning and hazard signs. Interfering in an active fire area will result in crews ceasing ground and air operations potentially endangering nearby properties.

If you have any questions for Emergency Support Services (ESS) please call 587-645-5185.

For Cariboo Regional District information, please visit cariboord.ca or facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations or @CaribooRD or call the CRD’s public information line at 1-866-759-4977.

Residents are strongly encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding evacuation alerts and orders: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup 

Media Contacts:

Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre

EOC Communications

250-302-9003

eoccommunications@cariboord.ca

 

Nazko First Nation

Chief Stuart Alec

250-992-9085 (band office)

 

Ulkatcho First Nation

Keith L Beerling

Band Manager

manager@ulkatcho.ca

250-742-3288 ext 218

 

?Esdilagh First Nation

Chief Victor Stump

250-747-2255 (band office)

 


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