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Doig River wildfire prompts evacuation order

Based on recommendations from BC Wildfire, the Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation order for the Doig River wildfire. This Order is being issued because of the area’s potential danger to life and health.

Doig River wildfire – Order #1 is now in effect in the following area:

  • Km 5.75 on Doig Road
  • North to Road PDR MC9
  • East for 6.75 Km
  • South to Doig Road
  • West to Km 5.75 on Doig Road

This order does not affect First Nations communities or municipalities as they issue their own orders and alerts.

To determine if your property is under an Evacuation Order or an Evacuation Alert, you can visit the PRRD Online Map Tool. Then, enter your address in the search bar at the top.

YOU MUST LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY
Members of the local police department and other agencies will be expediting this action. A person must not enter the area identified above and in the attached map for purposes of residing, occupying or visiting the area.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

  • Follow the travel route: Milligan Creek Rd South and register at Emergency Support Services at: 9805 – 96 Avenue, Fort St John – North Peace Arena
  • If you need transportation assistance from the area, advise the person providing this notice or call 1-800-670-773.
  • Do not turn off your natural gas. FortisBC will turn off natural gas service as needed.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Close gates (latch) but do not lock.
  • Gather your family and, if you have room, take a neighbor or someone needing transportation. Do not use more vehicles than you have to.
  • 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 the telephone unless you need emergency service.

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