This alert and order are no longer active.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.
- More information & map: Evacuation Order (PDF)
- Northern Rockies Regional Municipality updates:
- BC Wildfire Service fire location & status: Ittsi Creek wildfire
On Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at 0912, a BC Emergency Alert was issued for the Maxhamish Lake area.
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
Refer to the Evacuation Order map (PDF) to confirm if this Evacuation Order applies to you:
If you are in the impacted area:
- Stop what you are doing and follow the directions provided
- Follow all instructions from local officials
- Evacuation route: Evacuees should travel using Highway 77
- 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.