Emergency Management BC continues to urge the public to prepare, even if the fire is not affecting their region.
There is a hydro pole that is under watch right now in the Chilcotin area that also shared with Telus. BC wildfire Services have been monitoring the situation and focusing fire suppression efforts there, but in case that pole or its equipment does get damaged, landlines, along with cell and Internet services will be impacted from Riske Creek to Bella Coola.
Residents in these areas are asked to make themselves prepared.
If services do go down, business and accessibility to online services such as banking, ATMs, automated gas bars, and communication to family and loved ones will not be possible.
Robert Turner, Emergency Management BC Assistance Deputy Minister, continues to tell residents across the province to get the necessities
Emergency Management is suggesting that people ensure they have enough cash on hand, along with fuel before any disruption happens, as well as informing people that they might have service disruptions so loved ones do not worry.
Areas outside of the fire zones are being affected and all residents of the province are cautioned to have emergency supplies on hand.
For more information on how to prepare your household visit BC’s Get Prepared website.