Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cariboo-Chilcotin Fire Update - July 26th am

Good morning...

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/alerts - 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 250-392-2364 or 250-392-2365.  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:

Been in meetings and conference calls since 8 this morning. Between meetings I had to take a whole lot of deep breaths and a short stroll to calm down.

Winds have been stable and according to the fire center nothing new except for the back burn everyone heard about last night.

The resiliency center is ready to go once the order is lifted. Grocery stores, gas stations, ambulance are also ready.

Update on the hospital apparently emergency room and emergency operating room as well as emergency maternity are in service. No inpatients or admissions. If you need to be admitted you will be transported out. Emergency diagnostic imaging and lab through emergency only. I have that all in writing. Thanks Lisa.

We are ready to welcome you home as soon as we can determine there is no iminant danger. With the weather conditions we will remain on alert for a time after the evacuation notice is given.

Stay posted

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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