MNBC: B.C. Wildfires | Current Evacuation Alerts & Orders

Press Release

Wildfires are continuing to spread and there are more evacuation alerts throughout the Province. Here are some important resources that may be of assistance to you:

CURRENT EVACUATION ALERTS AND ORDERS

If you are asked to evacuate, it is very important that you register with Emergency Support Services either online at ess.gov.bc.ca, by calling by calling the Emergency Support Services Info Line 1-800-585-9559 or in person at your local Emergency Support Services Reception Centre. This helps Emergency Operations ensure that people are safe and accounted for. Evacuation Orders and/or Alerts have been issued in the following areas. For the most up-to-date information, check with your band office, municipality or local government.

  • Boothroyd Indian Band (Facebook)
  • Bridge River Indian Band (Evacuation Order; for Antoine Creek, Apple Spring & Terry Creek)
  • Bulkley-Nechako Regional District
  • Cariboo Regional District
  • City of Kamloops
  • City of Merritt
  • City of Vernon
  • City of West Kelowna
  • Columbia Shuswap Regional District
  • Coldwater Indian Band (Evacuation Order)
  • Cook’s Ferry Indian Band (Evacuation Order) (Facebook page)
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District
  • District of Chetwynd
  • District of Logan Lake (expanded Evacuation Order)
  • Fraser Valley Regional District
  • Kanaka Bar Indian Band (Evacuation Order)
  • Lower Nicola Indian Band (Evacuation Order & Map – Pipsuel Reserve) (Evacuation Order – Speous Reserve) (Evacuation Order – IR#1) (Facebook page)
  • Nooaitch First Nation (Evacuation Alert)
  • Northern Rockies Regional Municipality
  • Okanagan Indian Band
  • Osoyoos Indian Band (Evacuation Alert)
  • Peace River Regional District
  • Regional District of Central Kootenay
  • Regional District of East Kootenay
  • Regional District of Fraser-Fort George
  • Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
  • Regional District of North Okanagan
  • Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
  • Regional District of Squamish-Lillooet
  • Shackan Indian Band (Evacuation Order) (Facebook page)
  • Siska Indian Band (Evacuation Order)
  • Skeetchestn Indian Band (Facebook page)
  • Skuppah Indian Band (Evacuation Order)
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
  • Thompson-Nicola Regional District
  • Township of Spallumcheen
  • Village of Chase (Facebook)
  • Village of Lytton

More information regarding evacuation alerts and orders can be found here: https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/wildfires-2021/

You can also keep track of the areas of concern and evacuation alerts and orders by accessing the EmergencyMapBC here:

https://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=950b4eec577a4dc5b298a61adab41c06

We know this is a very stressful time for many, please know there is wellness support for evacuees as well. A 24/7 call-in line is available to provide psychosocial and wellness support to evacuees over the phone. This is a free service for those evacuees who might find it helpful to speak with someone.

  • Phone: 1 888 686-3022

Emergency Support Services (ESS) Reception Centers:

100 Mile House

  • 100 Mile Community Hall, 265 Birch Ave, 100 Mile House
  • Hours: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Phone: 587 645-4842

Castlegar

  • Castlegar Community Complex, 2101 6th Avenue, Castlegar
  • Hours: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm; Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Phone: 250-304-8290

Chilliwack

  • Chilliwack Senior Secondary, 46363 Yale Road, Chilliwack
  • Hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; Monday, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday
  • Phone: 604 316-4967

Kamloops

  • McArthur Island Sport & Event Centre, 1655 Island Parkway, Kamloops
  • Hours: 9:30 am to 9:00 pm

Kelowna

  • Salvation Army, 1480 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna
  • Hours: 12 pm to 8 pm
  • Phone: 250 469-8490 or visit cordemergency.ca

Lillooet

  • Register at: Lillooet & District Rec Centre, 930 Main St, Lillooet
  • Hours: 9 am to close
  • Phone: 604-894-6371

Merritt

  • 1721 Coldwater Avenue, Merritt
  • Hours: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Phone: 250 378-8633

Oliver

  • Phone: 250 486-1890

Penticton

  • Bus Barn, 199 Ellis Street, Penticton
  • Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, or by appointment
  • Phone: 1 833 498-3770

Prince George

  • CN Centre, 2187 Ospika Blvd. S., Prince George
  • Hours: 10 am to 2 pm; Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Phone: 250 561-7600 (or 311 if you are in Prince George)

Quesnel

  • Phone: 250 992-8200

Salmon Arm

  • Prestige Harbourfront Resort, 251 Harbourfront Drive NW
  • Hours: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Phone: 250 517-8071

Seabird Island, Agassiz

  • Seabird Island Band – Gym, 2895 Chowat Rd, Agassiz
  • Hours: 8 am to 8 pm
  • Phone: 604 652-8283

Williams Lake

  • Phone: 250 267-4861
  • Hours: 9 am to 9 pm

Vernon

  • Dogwood Gym, Vernon Recreation Centre, 3409 35th Avenue, Vernon
  • Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Phone: 250 309-0682

For more info on how to find reception centres you may also call the provincial ESS line at 1-800-585-9559.

For donations, consider making a financial donation instead of donating items. You can read more information here: https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/how-you-can-help-those-affected-by-wildfire. The Canadian Red Cross is facilitating donation, and the government of BC and Canada are currently matching donations to the Canadian Red Cross. Here is the direct link to the donation page: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/85877/donate/1

General Emergency information: https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/

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