Monday, July 24, 2017

Cariboo-Chilcotin Fire Update -- July 24th am

Good morning from a sunny Kamloops...

There are currently no changes yesterday to evacuation orders or alerts in the Cariboo Regional District, the District of 100 Mile House or the City of Williams Lake.  To view all active Cariboo Regional District evacuation orders/alert - click here.  To view the latest information for the Evacuation Alert for the District of 100 Mile House - click here.  Finally - To view the latest information on the active Evacuation Order for the City of Williams Lake - click here

Up-to-date information of the Wildfires of Note in the Cariboo Fire Centre, including all fires within the Cariboo Regional District, can be viewed here

I continue to field a number of questions today relating to returning home.  I will state again, for the record, that there is a process to this.  If you wish to inquire on a permit to return home and you are an essential service (basic community services/emergency services) - you can call the CRD Emergency Ops Centre (EOC) Public Info Line at 1-866-759-4977 or the City of Williams Lake Emergency Ops Centre (EOC) at 250-392-2563 or 250-392-2564.  Both EOC's are open from 8am - 8pm daily

Further - yesterday's CRD Daily Wildfire Report can be read at:

Here is Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb's message to the residents' of Williams Lake yesterday evening:

Here we are Sunday evening with some good news and some not so good. The good news.

We are more prepared for your return than yesterday.

We had some rain which is also good news. Because of the rains last time and not even sure what day that was now but the fire fighters were not able to do the planed back burn but the humidity was enough that the winds did not cause the havoc it could have. And some of the more threatening fires now have been considered to have some containment however small.

Bad news
It is expected to get warmer and cocequently the air quality will deteriorate with the smoke.

All accesses to town have not been opened yet. Apparently the fire around the Soda Creek area is a bit of a concern yet.

The worst news of all is tomorrow will not be the day for homecoming. I am so sorry.

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


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