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Evacuation order for Big Stick area in Chilcotin

An evacuation order has been issued by Cariboo Regional District at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for 92 parcels in Big Stick Area #2 & Big Stick Area #3 – along Highway 20 in the Chilcotin between Kleena Kleene and Nimpo Lake.  This order covers 17,193 hectares.

Due to immediate danger to life safety due to fire, members of the RCMP or other groups will be expediting this action.

Evacuation route:  Highway 20 to Williams Lake

Emergency Service Centre (ESS): Fire Station in Williams Lake – 230 Hodgson Rd.


  • You must leave the area immediately
  • Register at the ESS Centre listed above
  • Close all windows and doors
  • Do not shut off your natural gas if you receive an evacuation order. For more information visit
  • 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.
  • Do not use more vehicles than you have to.
  • Do not use the telephone unless you need emergency service.


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