Emergency Alert: Evacuation Order for Maxhamish Lake area due to wildfire. June 28, 2023.

This alert and order are no longer active.

An Evacuation Order remains in place within the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality due to wildfire. Impacted residents should evacuate the area immediately.


On Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at 0912, a BC Emergency Alert was issued for the Maxhamish Lake area.

Alert Message

BC EMERGENCY ALERT issued by the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality due to Wildfire

Evacuate immediately if you are in the following area: Maxhamish Lake

The Ittsi Creek wildfire poses a threat to human life

Evacuate the area via Highway 77

If you are unable to evacuate yourself call 9-1-1.

Click for more info: www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/28jun23

Recommended Actions

Refer to the Evacuation Order map (PDF) to confirm if this Evacuation Order applies to you:


If you are in the impacted area:

  1. Stop what you are doing and follow the directions provided
  2. Follow all instructions from local officials
  3. Evacuation route:  Evacuees should travel using Highway 77
  4. Do not call 9-1-1 for additional information. Only call 9-1-1 if you are unable to evacuate

This BC Emergency Alert was broadcast on TV, radio and to compatible and connected cell phones in and near the impacted area. These messages are geographically targeted, but may also reach residents in surrounding areas. If you are not in the affected area, disregard this Alert.