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Pinkut Lake Wildfire evacuation alert has been issued

Upon recommendations from BC Wildfire Service, an Evacuation Alert has been issued by Lake Babine Nation, BC Parks, Recreation Sites and Trails BC, and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako effective July 09, 2023 at 2200 hours due to a wildfire.
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Upon recommendations from BC Wildfire Service, an Evacuation Alert has been issued by Lake Babine Nation, BC Parks, Recreation Sites and Trails BC, and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako effective July 09, 2023 at 2200 hours due to a wildfire.

Because of the potential danger to life and health, Lake Babine Nation, BC Parks, Recreation Sites and Trails BC, and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako have issued an Evacuation Alert for the Pinkut Lake Wildfire, all properties and lands accessed by Babine Lake RD, north of the junction with the North Road FSR. This includes the communities of Donald Landing, Pendleton Bay, and industrial sites in the area, as shown on the attached map.

An Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation, however, you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHILE THIS ALERT IS IN EFFECT

Be prepared for an Evacuation Order:

Locate all family members or co-workers and plan to meet outside the evacuation area, should an evacuation be called while separated.

Gather essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e., insurance), immediate care needs for dependents and, if you choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc.), and have these items readily available for quick departure.

Prepare to move any persons with mobility challenges and/or children.

Move pets and livestock to a safe area.

If you require assistance, please call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. Arrange to transport your household members or co-workers in the event of an evacuation order. If you are asked to evacuate and need transportation assistance from the area, please call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

Arrange accommodation for your family if possible.

In the event of an Evacuation Order, a Reception Centre will be opened if required, and evacuation routes specified.

For more information contact: Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at 250-692-1553 Please sign up for Bulkley Nechako Emergency & Public Alerts at: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/departments/protective-services/bulkley-nechako-emergency-public-alerts