Village Office


Wild Fire Update #7

Jul 17, 2017


July 17, 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 and Facebook page 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. The reported fire 10km North of McBride up the McKale is in mop up. BC Wildfire is aware of three fires up East Twin. These are being monitored but not actioned as they are in the high alpine.

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

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.

 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 Williams Lake were directed to Kamloops over the weekend. Other evacuation sites have been established in Vernon and the lower mainland. There are currently 37,000 evacuees out of their homes in BC due to wildfire activity. 

There is an open fire ban in effect in the Prince George Fire Centre including the Robson Valley. For additional information on fire bans visit 


Village of McBride


Additional links: 

Red Cross British Columbia Fires Appeal 


Wildfire situation in British Columbia 

Smoke Forecast 

Regional District of Fraser-Fort George 

Cariboo Regional District EOC 

Thompson Nicola Regional District 

City of Williams Lake 

District of 100 Mile House



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