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Evacuation order for Germansen Landing and 12 Mile area

An evacuation rrder has been issued by Takla First Nation, BC Parks, and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako effective June 30, 2023, due to the Big Creek Wildfire.

The Big Creek wildfire is currently listed at 32,671 hectares and it is out of control. There are currently 61 firefighters tackling the blaze, aided by seven helicopters and 10 pieces of heavy equipment.

Because of the danger to life and health the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, has issued an
evacuation order for all residents and lands in the Germansen Landing and 12 Mile area, accessed
off Thutade Forest Service Road (FSR), including the North Takla Lake 12 Reserve. Additionally,
lands accessed by the Germansen Lake Mainline FSR, including areas of the Omineca Provincial
Park and private resource operations west of Germansen Lake.

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 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 250-692-1553.
  • 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 250-692-1553.

Evacuees:

  • Register at the Reception Centre located at the Vanderhoof Municipal Arena at 340 Columbia St.
    East or contact the Emergency Support Services Director at 778-916-1995
  • Emergency Support Services can provide assistance for food, accommodation, hotel or staying with friends and family, clothing, emotional support, and family reunification.

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