Evacuation order and alert for areas south of Francois Lake

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an evacuation order and alert for areas south of Francois Lake, due to the Island Lake fire.

The Evacuation Order is in effect for:

The area including 43485 and 44250 Holy Cross Binta Forest Service Road (FSR) to the east of Borel Lake, including Anzus Lake Recreation Site,  Borel Lake Recreation Site and Burner Recreation Site

The alert has been issued for the following geographic area:

Binto Wo Forest Service Road (FSR) to 400 metres east of Nithi Road, Nithi Pit Road and a portion of Holy Cross Binta FSR.  South of Francois Lake to above the Binta Main FSR

An evacuation alert has been issued to prepare residents to evacuate their premises or property should it be found necessary.  Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however, you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions. 

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 WHILE THIS ALERT IS IN EFFECT

Be prepared for the evacuation order by:

  • Locating all family members or co-workers and plan to meet outside the evacuation area, should an evacuation be called while separated.
  • Gathering essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e. insurance), immediate care needs for dependants and, if you choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc.). Have these items readily available for quick departure.
  • Preparing to move any disabled persons and/or children.
  • Arranging to transport your household members or co-workers in the event of an evacuation order. If you need transportation assistance from the area please call    (250) 692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339.
  • Arranging accommodation for your family if possible. In the event of an evacuation, a Reception Centre will be opened if required. Monitor your local radio station and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako website, www.rdbn.bc.ca, and the Bulkley-Nechako Emergency Information Facebook Page for information on this Evacuation Alert.

For more information contact:  Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at 1-800-320-3339 Monday to Friday from 0830 – 1630.