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Evacuation order expanded for Clisbako area

Jul 27, 2017

July 27, 2017
EOC-17-38
For Immediate Release

Evacuation order expanded for Clisbako area

Williams Lake, B.C. – Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has issued an expanded evacuation order for the Clisbako area, which is about 100 kilometres west of Quesnel. This is an expansion of the order issued for the Clisbako area on July 15, 2017.

Due to immediate danger to life safety due to fire, members of the RCMP or other groups will be expediting this action.

 The evacuation order is in effect for the following area:

  • 4 km west of Marmot Lake; Southerly along the Nazko and Clisbako Rivers maintaining a 4 km buffer for a distance of 20 km; West along the Clisbako River to Canyon Mountain; Northerly for 9 km; Northeast for 32 km to Marmot Lake.

View a map here: http://bit.ly/2tOxN7i

The evacuation route is along the Blackwater Road to Quesnel.

 WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

  • You must leave the area immediately
  • Register at the ESS Reception Centre in Quesnel at 500 North Star Road
  • Close all windows and doors
  • Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers
  • Close gates (latch) but do not lock
  • Gather your family: take a neighbour or someone who needs help
  • Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, and Keys) only if they are immediately available. Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.
  • Do not use more vehicles then you have to.
  • Do not use the telephone unless you need emergency service.

YOU MUST LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY.

Further information will be issued as it becomes available via the CRD Emergency Operations Facebook page (@CRDEmergencyOperations) and the CRD website www.cariboord.ca. For more information contact the CRD’s public phone line at 1-866-759-4977.

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Media Contact:
Emily Epp, EOC Communications
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre
250-302-9003
eoccommunications@cariboord.ca

 

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