This Evacuation Alert is still in effect. See updated wildfire information at: Current Wildfire Information in BC
The Evacuation Order issued by the District of Tumbler Ridge due to the West Kiskatinaw River wildfire has been RESCINDED. A portion of the District remains on Evacuation Alert. Impacted residents must be ready to leave the area on short notice.
Latest highway updates
Travel routes for returning residents will be Highway 52N, Highway 29S, and Highway 52E via the Kelly Lake Road. These travel routes are subject to change and evacuees are urged to check DriveBC for the most up-to-date information:
Local Authority Information
- The District of Tumbler Ridge updates:
Refer to the Evacuation Alert map (PDF):
Refer to the Evacuation Alert to confirm if it applies to you:
- If you are in the area under Evacuation Alert, be ready to leave on short notice
- Follow directions from your Local Authority or First Nation
- Review your emergency plan and stock your grab-and-go-bag
- Refer to the Evacuation Alert for information specific to your community
- Monitor local information channels on the web, social media, radio and TV
Wildfires move fast, so develop a household plan, put together your grab-and-go bag and connect with your neighbours. Learn about the emergency response plan for your area by contacting your Local Authority or First Nation.
- Wildfire evacuee guidance
- Latest wildfire information and provincial fire bans: BC Wildfire Service
- Latest travel and highway updates: DriveBC
- Find your regional DriveBC Twitter account
For more information on how to prepare for wildfires, visit PreparedBC.
Stages of Evacuation
Evacuation Order: You are at risk. Leave the area immediately. You are encouraged to register all family members at the nearest reception centre so emergency responders know you are safe.
Evacuation Alert: Be ready to leave on short notice. Gather your grab-and-go bags and ensure your vehicle has fuel. If you leave before or during this alert, it’s called a voluntary evacuation.
Evacuation Rescind: The threat to life and safety has passed.