Evacuation alert for Bear Creek fire remains in effect

There is no change this morning in the Evacuation Alert for the Bear Creek fire, which is 1.8-hectares

  • Jul. 21, 2015 2:00 p.m.

The Emergency Operation Centre advises that there is no change this morning in the Evacuation Alert for the Bear Creek fire. The BC Wildfire Service continues to work on this 1.8-hectare fire.

Later this afternoon the BC Wildfire Service will assess their progress on mopping up this fire to determine the next course of action and any possible change in the status of the Evacuation Alert.

The Evacuation Alert remains in effect for 80 properties along Bear Creek and neighbouring roads. Approximately 54 of those properties have dwellings or other structures.

Residents from the intersection of Parkinson Road north, including Bear Creek Road, Bear Creek Main, Rose Valley Road, Petterson Road and Dougmac Road are still on Evacuation Alert and should be prepared to leave if conditions change and require an Evacuation Order . 

They should be prepared to be away from their home for an extended period of time, make arrangements for pets and pack essential items such as medicines and important documents.

It’s anticipated that the next updated information will be released after 5:00 p.m. once fire personnel have time to assess their progress today. Go to cordemergency.ca for the most current confirmed information.

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