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Torkelsen Lake Fire forces Evacuation Order

Torkelsen Lake Fire forces Evacuation Order

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an evacuation order related to a wildfire burning south of Fort Babine.

The order for the Torkelsen Lake wildfire is in effect for the area east of the Nilkitkwa Forest Service Road along the shore of Babine Lake, north of Smithers Landing and South of Fort Babine reserve lands (TSAK 9). The alert does not include Smithers

Those affected must leave the area immediately.

If transportation assistance is required, residents can call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at 250-692-3195 or Emergency Management BC at 1-800-663- 3456.

Close all windows and doors, shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers, and close gates but do not lock.

Gather family,  take a neighbour or someone who needs help, and take critical items like medicine, purse, wallet, and keys.

Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.

Emergency Social Services can provide assistance for food, lodging, clothing, emotional support and family reunification.

Questions about Emergency Social Services can be directed to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at 250-692-3195 or Emergency Management BC at 1-800-663-3456.

 

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