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Wildfire Update #5

Jul 14, 2017

WILDFIRE INFORMATION UPDATE FROM THE VILLAGE OF McBRIDE

July 14, 2017   10:00AM

The Province of British Columbia has declared a provincial state of emergency due to the extensive number of wild fires affecting many communities in the Central Interior and Cariboo Regions.

The Village of McBride will post information on their web site www.mcbride.ca and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VillageMcBride/. Residents are encouraged to use these sites to access accurate information.

Printed releases will be posted at the Village Office, the local detachment of the RCMP, Beaverview Lodge, AG Foods and the Visitor Information Centre at the Evacuee Comfort Centre at the Robson Valley Community Hall.

The Village of McBride has an Emergency Plan. Members of the team have met on several occasions and continue to meet on a regular basis for planning and preparation in the event of an emergency locally. In the event of an emergency, McBride and area are well prepared to handle the situation. The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is also available to step in with additional emergency support.

 

There are NO FIRES OF SIGNIFICANCE in the McBride area. If you spot a forest fire, REPORT it by calling 1-800-663-5558 or *5555 on your mobile device. BC Wildfire is aware of three fires up East Twin. These are being monitored but not actioned as they are in the high alpine.

Power in the Robson Valley was interrupted this morning due to a sub-station failure in Valemount. This is not a fire related outage. McBride and area is currently running on generators.

 

Water consumption from the McBride water system is up considerably. There is no water shortage however residents are reminded that McBride is under a CONSERVE WATER ADVISORY. See the village website for details

www.mcbide.ca

 

With continued hot weather, the situation can change quickly. All residents are encouraged to be prepared by having a 72-hour emergency kit. The following link shows what to put in your kit.

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/build-an-emergency-kit

 

The Evacuee Comfort Centre at the Robson Valley Community Centre remains open so that evacuees travelling to Prince George can stop for a break. The volunteers are coordinating some local services for travellers. They have set up a Facebook page to coordinate local support. Evacuees from 100 Mile House and other locations in the Cariboo are being directed to the official Emergency Centres in Prince George.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/127725014492120/

https://princegeorge.ca/Pages/default.aspx

 

As of 8:00AM Monday, July 10 an open fire ban came into effect in the Prince George Fire Centre including the Robson Valley. For additional information on fire bans visit

http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/wildfirenews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=2786

 

 

Contact

Village of McBride           250-569-2229 or 250-569-7781

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional links:

 

Regional District of Fraser-Fort George

http://rdffg.bc.ca/

 

Red Cross British Columbia Fires Appeal

http://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/current-emergency-responses/british-columbia-fires

 DriveBC               

http://drivebc.ca/mobile/events/index.html

 

Wildfire situation in British Columbia

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status

 

Cariboo Regional District EOC

http://www.cariboord.bc.ca/services/emergency-and-protective-services/emergency-operations-centre-eoc

 

Smoke Forecast

http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/BSC00WC04/current/

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