Monday, July 31, 2017

Cariboo-Chilcotin Fire Update - July 31st am

Good morning:

Yesterday - the Cariboo Regional District issued 1 Evacuation Order, for an area west of Quesnel. For full details, you can click here.  For the current Evacuation Alert for the City of Williams Lake - click here.

The Districts' of Wells/100 Mile House and the City of Quesnel currently do not have their Emergency Operations Centre activated nor do they have an active Evacuation Alert or Order

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

Yesterday's Daily Report from the CRD Emergency Operations Centre is available at:

If your CRD Electoral Area is partially under an Evacuation Order (Areas D, F, I, J, K and L) -  you can call the CRD Emergency Ops Centre (EOC) Public Info Line for questions/clarifications at 1-866-759-4977 or use the online map at

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

Sunday night late again.
Very Smokey most of the day.
Visited the donation center and arranged to have 20 pallets of stuff delivered. The reception center and they are still quite busy even for a Sunday, at least the while I was there.
No new reports of more fires but took a drive and you could see plumes of smoke once we got out of the valley. They were way across the river once we passed Deep Creek. No wind to speak of as that is our biggest fear yet.
Grocery stores were busy and I was told some of the smaller business were planning on opening tomorrow. Will check and see who.
Found out tonight the PM is going to fly in tomorrow. All I know for sure is he will be meeting the troups and doing a flyover the Chilcotin then back to the Fire Center then off.

We are planning on getting more up to date fire activity and will be doing a daily report from the Fire Center. We will be able to put it on my page for better info for everyone as well as the City page and CRD. Hopefully that will get the right info out to eliminate all the rumours. Hoping to start tomorrow afternoon but not sure of the timing yet.
Night sleep tight.

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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