The Cariboo Regional District announced changes to evacuation alerts and orders in the northwest Cariboo today. Some evacuation orders have been downgraded to alerts or all clear, meaning residents can return home in several areas, and some evacuation alerts have been lifted to all clear.
Evacuation orders remain in place for the following areas, impacting 467 properties:
Evacuation alerts remain in place for the following areas, impacting 1,748 properties:
The areas that have evacuation orders lifted or downgraded to alert include, impacting 916 properties:
With many changes to orders and alerts, please view the following maps to see the revised order and alert areas:
Wildfires remain active and firefighting activities continue in some areas. 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 areas remain on evacuation alert, residents must be prepared in case the area receives a future evacuation order on short notice. 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
For rural properties that have been impacted by wildfire, residents should be aware there may be danger trees in wildfire affected areas. Home owners and private land owners are recommended to work with an insurance agency to have an assessment done by a qualified arborist on their private property.
Remaining on Evacuation Order
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 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
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