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Evacuation order for three properties north of Anahim Lake in the Chilcotin

The Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for three parcels of land in the Fire #C51571 area north of Anahim Lake. This order covers 969 hectares.

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

Evacuation route: 

  • Head Southeast on Dean River Road;
  • At the junction of the Dean River Road with Highway 20, turn EAST (left) onto Highway 20;
  • Follow Highway 20 EAST until you arrive in Williams Lake.

Evacuees can access Emergency Support Services (ESS) by self-registering using the Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA) tool at https://ess.gov.bc.ca/. Evacuees can also call 250-267-1154 to register.

 WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

  • 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 www.fortisbc.com
  • 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.

YOU MUST LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY

 

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