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Evacuation order for Gatcho Lake area

Pursuant to the BC Emergency Program Act, an evacuation order has been issued by the Cariboo Regional District at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for 10 parcels in the Gatcho Lake area on the eastern edge of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park.  This order covers 24,055 hectares.




  • 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.


Further information will be issued as it becomes available. Please visit the CRD Emergency Operations Facebook page at as well as the CRD website at  For more information contact the CRD’s public information line at 1-866-759-4977 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily).

Residents are strongly encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding Evacuation Alerts and Orders:


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