- More information & map: Evacuation Alert (PDF)
- Fire location & status: Dripping Water Wildfire
- Tl’etinqox Government updates:
Follow all directions from officials:
- If you are in the area under Evacuation Alert, be ready to leave on short notice
- Review your emergency plan and stock your grab-and-go-bag
Tl’etinqox Government Instructions:
- Locate all family members and designate a meeting area outside the evacuation area, should an Evacuation Order be called while separated
- Pack essential items such as: government-issued ID, medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (e.g. insurance, credit, and mortgage information), immediate care needs for dependents and, if time and space permits, keepsakes for quick departure
- Prepare to move disabled persons, children and/or neighbours, if assistance is needed
- Prepare to take pets with you and move livestock to a safe area (if possible)
- Arrange transportation for all your household members. Fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles. If transportation assistance is needed, call 250-302-3984. A bus is on standby in Williams Lake and it will be deployed if required
- Arrange accommodation for all members of the residence, if possible
- Wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued before evacuating. Monitor the news, radio/online source for information on evacuation orders and location of Reception Centres
Refer to the Evacuation Alert for information specific to your community.
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
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Evacuation Rescinded: All is currently safe and you can return home. Stay tuned for other possible evacuation alerts or orders.