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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Peace River Regional District has revised an evacuation alert near the Siphon Creek fire, which has now prompted an evacuation order in the area.

The revised alert covers Charlie Lake, Montney, and the surrounding areas.

The area includes homes that are located:

  • North West from intersection of Kitt Road and the Alaska Highway to 2km north west of the Blueberry River
  • From 2km North West of the Blueberry River to the intersection of Aitken Creek Road and Beatton Airport Road
  • East to the Beatton River • South East along the Beatton River to the North edge of Beatton Indian Reserve
  • Along the West border of the Beatton Indian Reserve then following the Beatton River South to where it crosses the Cecil Lake Road
  • South West to the South end of Charlie Lake includes the following roads; ƒ Rose Prairie Road North of the Jones Subdivision ƒ Mountain View Road North of Westview Ave ƒ 269 Road North of 244 Road ƒ 271 Road North of 244 Road ƒ Rimrock Drive North of Sunnyside Drive ƒ Krackling Cove Road North of Sunny Side Drive ƒ North of Sunny Side Drive between Krackling Cove Road and the Alaska Highway
  • North along the Alaska Highway to Highway 29 North
  • West along Highway 29 North to intersection of Highway 29 North and Donis Road
  • West to Upper Cache Creek Road
  • North following the North Cache Creek to West end of Lower Cache Creek Road
  • North East for 10 km then North to the Alaska Highway
  • North along the Alaska Highway to the intersection of the Alaska Highway and Kitt Road An Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary.

In the event of an evacuation alert, residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.

Residents should:

  • Locate all family members or co‐workers and designate a family Reception Centre outside the evacuation area, should an evacuation be called while separated.
  • Gather essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e. insurance), immediate care needs for dependants and, if you choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc). Have these items readily available for quick departure.
  • Prepare to move any disabled persons and/or children.
  • Moving pets and livestock to a safe area.
  • Arrange to transport your household members or co‐workers in the event of an evacuation order. Ensure you have enough fuel in your vehicles to ensure you can leave the area safely.
  • If you need transportation assistance from the area please call 250 784‐4838
  • Arrange accommodation for your family if possible. In the event of an evacuation, Reception Centres will be opened if required.
  • Monitor news sources for information on evacuation orders and locations of Reception Centres.

Further information will be issued as it arrives or should the situation change.


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