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Evacuation order issued for area north of McCauley Lake

Aug 8, 2017
Aug. 8, 2017
For Immediate Release

Evacuation order issued for area north of McCauley Lake

Williams Lake, B.C. – Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for an area north of McCauley Lake, which is about 40 kilometres northeast of Williams Lake. This evacuation order is being issued due to the UBC Research Forest wildfire (C30870).

Due to immediate danger, members of the RCMP or other groups will be expediting this action. The evacuation route is Beaver Valley Road East to Horsefly or West to Likely Road then to Williams Lake.

View a map of the affected areas here: http://bit.ly/2uEChbX

Register at the ESS table in the Resiliency Centre in Williams Lake at Boitanio Mall (850 Oliver Street) between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Those requiring group lodging will be required to continue on to the ESS Reception Centre in Prince George. Please note, the Prince George ESS Reception Centre currently located at the College of New Caledonia (3330 22 Ave) is moving to the Prince George Civic Centre (808 Canada Games Way) as of Wed., Aug. 9, 2017.


  • You must leave the area immediately.
  • Register for ESS as explained above.
  • 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.


Further information will be issued as it becomes available. Please visit the CRD Emergency Operations Facebook page at facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations as well as the CRD website at cariboord.ca.  For more information contact the CRD’s public information line at 1-866-759-4977.




Media Contact:
EOC Communications
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre




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