Williams Lake, B.C. – Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has downgraded the evacuation order for the Houseman Road area to an evacuation alert, which means residents are allowed to return to the area.
See a map of the affected areas: https://bit.ly/2vZAuB9
Use the CRD’s online interactive map to see all the areas on evacuation alert or order and the wildfires in the area: https://bit.ly/2tcpS1e (there may be a delay before the map is updated)
Wildfires remain active and firefighting activities continue in the area. It is important for residents to stay out of active wildfire areas. Interfering in an active fire area will result in crews ceasing ground and air operations potentially endangering nearby properties.
Since these areas remain on evacuation alert, residents must be prepared in case the area receives a future evacuation order on short notice. Local governments may not have time to go door-to-door should a new evacuation order be issued. Information about what to do when on evacuation alert is listed below.
Residents returning to the area are encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding Evacuation Alerts and Orders: member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup
Routes Back into the Area
The Canim-Hendrix Lake road remains open from 100 Mile House. The Houseman Road is now open as well.
Download the CRD’s re-entry information package here: https://bit.ly/2vBO7He
Remaining On Evacuation Alert
Since the area remains on evacuation alert, residents should remain prepared for an evacuation by:
For Cariboo Regional District information, please visit cariboord.ca/EOC or facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations or @CaribooRD or call the CRD’s emergency information line at 1-866-759-4977 (8:30am – 10pm daily).
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre
Page last modified: October 30, 2018 09:50:58 PDT