Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Cariboo-Chilcotin Fire Update - Aug 8th am

Good morning:

Yesterday - the Cariboo Regional District issued 2 Evacuation Alerts and 1 Evacuation Order
For the current list of CRD Evacuation Alerts/Orders, 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

If your CRD Electoral Area is partially under an Evacuation Order (Areas B, 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 https://cariboo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=ee2b98baf5544f028aed537461762081

A reminder that off-road vehicle use is currently BANNED in the Cariboo, Kamloops and Southeast Fire Centres.  More details here

Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb's message to his community yesterday was:

Well we all we survived another weekend. For those of you not home yet we had a mixed bag for smoke. This morning Smokey but cleared up until now and starting to move in slowly.
Just got off the phone with an update for today. I posted the video as well. No growth on the ones right around the city. The Comer Trailer court area has been allowed back home so that gives me a little more comfort on that fire front.
Very hot today 35 and has not cooled off much yet.
For those of you who are home, I hope you had a good weekend and ready to get back to work.
Can't wait to get back to normal.

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).

Further Cariboo RD Wildfire Resources:

· YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk6Y8zWI_hHJXMgSIiJB-9w
· Facebook at www.facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations
· Website at http://cariboord.ca/services/emergency-and-protective-services/emergency-operations-centre-eoc/eoc-cariboo-fires-video-updates

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