Evacuation alert issued for the Siphon Creek area

Siphon Creek fire flared up on Sunday May 1, 2016.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for the Siphon Creek area.

The alert covers the following area:

Geographic Area (see attached map):

  • 256 Road from the 221 Road to the Alberta border, 22 km north along the Alberta border,
  • west to the Osborn River, south along the Osborn River to the intersection of the Siphon
  • Creek Road and 243 Road then east to the 256 Road

Includes all civic addresses on:

  • Siphon Creek Road
  • Osborn Road
  • 268 Road
  • Doig Road to the Osborn River
  • Buekert Avenue
  • McTavish Trail
  • PDR Osborn ACC
  • Osborn Dump Road

An Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.

The alert has been issued because of the Siphon Creek fire that has grown in size due to the warm and windy weather this weekend.  The latest estimate is the fire is now 1,400 hectares in size.

Here is a map of the evacuation alert.

This map show the area under an evacuation alert because of the Siphon Creek fire.
This map show the area under an evacuation alert because of the Siphon Creek fire.