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Wildfire Update #8

Jul 26, 2017

WILDFIRE INFORMATION UPDATE FROM THE VILLAGE OF McBRIDE

July 26, 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. Cooler weather in the central interior of BC has allowed many residents to return home. Williams Lake continues to be the largest affected evacuation order.

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.mcbride.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 will begin to implement an exit strategy with a planned closure of Thursday, June 27th. Thank you to the many volunteers who worked at the site and the many more who provided donations for the evacuees. The volunteers will continue to provide information through their Facebook page.

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

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

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

http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Bans.asp 

Contact

Village of McBride

250-569-2229


Additional links: 

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 

Smoke Forecast

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

Regional District of Fraser-Fort George

http://rdffg.bc.ca/ 

Cariboo Regional District EOC

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

Thompson Nicola Regional District

https://www.tnrd.ca/ 

City of Williams Lake

http://www.williamslake.ca/ 

District of 100 Mile House

http://www.100milehouse.com/
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