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Evacution order given to properties west of Burns Lake

An evacuation order has been issued by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Electoral Area B (see map) due to a wildfire.

The Wet’suwet’en First Nation has issued a resolution for Duncan Lake IR #2 due to immediate danger to life safety due to a wildfire. Members of the RCMP and Search and Rescue will be expediting this action.

The evacuation order is in effect for: East of Bedore Rd to West of Broman Lake Rd. and south of Bulkley Lake including Duncan Lake IR #2, not including Highway 16 and CN rail line, as per the attached map.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO: YOU MUST LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY AND REGISTER AT THE RECEPTION CENTRE

  • Persons who disregard this evacuation order and remain in the evacuation order area do so at their own risk.
  • The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and Wet’suwet’en First Nation may be unable to assist anyone who remains in the evacuation order area.
  • 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 1-800-320-3339. ➢ 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 a leash.
  • Do not use more vehicles than you must.
  • If you require assistance for livestock, please call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at 250- 692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339. Evacuees:
  • Register at the Reception Centre in Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena (Burns Lake Arena) at 111 Flogum St., Burns Lake or contact the Emergency Support Services Director at 250-692-9901;
  • Emergency Support Services can provide assistance for food, lodging, clothing, emotional support and family reunification.

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