Monday, July 17, 2017

Cariboo-Chilcotin Fire Update - July 17th am

Good morning from Kamloops...

Over the weekend - the Cariboo Regional District issued 4 Evacuation Alerts and 4 Evacuation Orders.  For full details, click here

Meanwhile - the City of Williams Lake issued an Evacuation Order this past Saturday night, in partnership with the Cariboo Regional District, as part of their 4 Evacuation Orders issued over the weekend.  Details on the CRD website, link above

The Evacuation Order for the District of 100 Mile House remains in place while there are no active Emergency Operation Centres' in Quesnel/Wells in relation to wildfires

Up-to-date information of the Wildfires of Note in the Cariboo Fire Centre can be viewed here

Media Technical Briefing of yesterday evening:

* 57,000 people impacted by evacuation orders, between 100 Mile House/Williams Lake
* Fire Chiefs are doing inventory losses in communities
* Reminder, that if there is a status change, evacuees from the Cariboo-Chilcotin will be notified
* Mayor Cobb: Difficult days ahead but no structural loss nor has the fire from the north of the City of Williams Lake entered the City

Also - 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

If you feel a need to reach out on the Cariboo-Chilcotin wildfire situation, my number is 250-267-6725 or reach out to me on Facebook (click here)


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