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Evacuation alert area expanded around Shovel Lake fire

The Bulkley-Nechako Regional District has expanded the evacuation alert area due to the Shovel Lake fire.

Because of the potential danger to life and health the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an Alert in the following geographic area:

East of the Augier Main FSR to Highway 27.  North of Hwy 16 and the north shore of Fraser Lake to Stuart Lake.

An Expanded Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your 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.

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