Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cariboo-Chilcotin Fire Update - July 25th 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:

Monday night. We'll it's been quite a day. Sorry so late but there has been some tough discussions the past few hours.

The fire center did a huge burn today which apparently was a success. They are planning two more in the immediate future so you will know by that tomorrow is not the day to be returning.

The weather has warmed up again which helps the burns but also heightens the risk of the fires increase as it dries out again.

We have everything in place for your return as soon as we get the word. The upper level of the mall will be all set up as an information and social service center for Red Cross, counseling, Telus, hydro, salvation army and pretty much everything else needed for moral and information support.

Grocery stores are almost ready to go and should be fully stocked upon return. There are plans for a donation center at the old Lake City Ford site. The emergency room is open, right now only for the fire fighters or other support personal.

All in all we are ready for you as soon as we get clearance

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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