Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cariboo-Chilcotin Fire Update -- July 13th am

Good morning - today's air quality reading is 11, as at 9am

Yesterday - the Cariboo Regional District issued one evac alert and one evac order -- details here

Meanwhile - the City of Williams Lake's Evac Alert issued this past Monday evening remains is place.  Details here

The Evacuation Order for 100 Mile House remains in place while there are no active efforts in Quesnel/Wells in relation to wildfires

At last night's media technical briefing:

* 17 evacuation orders in effect. 34,380 people in total are affected over a 11,000 square km area. 1 New Evac Order/1 Evac Alert issued, Evac Order (Chilcotin River) to affect a few hundred people
* 3500 to 4000 calls today from the public at the CRD Emergency Operations Centre
* 12,000 people today (July 12th) in the Williams Lake ESS reception centre. It was a quieter day. Total number of people register is 13,017
* 2 lost structures confirmed in the 108 Mile Ranch Fire
* Power was also restored in the 108 Mile Ranch and 103 Mile.

A friendly reminder to continue to rely ONLY on official sources for Evacuation Alerts or Orders from your local government or through the local media - Tribune (click here) or Vista Radio (click here)

1) If you reside in the City of Williams Lake -- click here
2) If you reside in the Electoral (Rural) Areas of the  Cariboo Regional District - click here or call the CRD EOC Public Information Line at 250-398-5117

Other useful links:

1) DriveBC -- click here
2) BC Hydro - click here

I will continue to post on Facebook (click here) and here as further information develops

As well and as long as I haven't been ordered by the City of Williams Lake to evacuate, I will be continue to be available to firstly, CRD Area D residents', and secondly, to anyone else, to consult with, as to official information or otherwise and point you in the right direction, relative to the developing wildfire situation.  My number is 250-267-6725 or reach out to me on Facebook (click here)

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