Tsacha Lake evacuation order expanded to include 901 properties

The properties are in the north western CRD boundary to the west of Nazko

The Cariboo Regional District has expanded the Tsacha Lake evacuation order from Aug. 8 to include 901 properties in the north western CRD boundary to the west of Nazko.

The order now includes the Kluskus, Batnuni, and Titetown areas.

The order says that due to immediate danger, the RCMP and/or “other groups” will be expediting the evacuation.

The following properties on the Kluskus Forest Service Road (FSR) are being evacuated by helicopter: District Lot 1833; Block A, District Lot 91; Block B, District Lot 91; District Lot 92.

The remaining properties have two available evacuation routes: some residents may take the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail to Batnuni Road, to Blackwater Road through Quesnel and North to Prince George via Highway 97, while others may need to take the Nazko Road to Blackwater Road through Quesnel, North to Prince George via Highway 97.

Evacuees should go to the Emergency Support Services Reception Centre at Exhibition Park, at Ospika Boulevard and 18th Avenue in Prince George.

READ MORE: Shag Creek area under evacuation order, area expanded

Emily Epp, the communications manager with the CRD says the evacuation order is due to a number of wildfires in the area, but primarily due to the Shag Creek fire, which is now listed on the BC Wildfire Service website as 7,000 hectares in size. Epp says that the wildfires in Tweedsmuir Park have also become a concern, as well as several others in the area.

Near Tweedsmuir Park, the Ramsey Creek fire is now listed at 13,500 hectares while the Dean River fire is listed at 2,950 hectares.

What evacuees should do:

You must leave the area immediately.

Close all windows and doors.

Do not shut off your natural gas if you receive an evacuation order. For more information visit www.fortisbc.com.

Close gates (latch) but do not lock.

Gather your family: take a neighbour or someone who needs help.

Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, and keys) only if they are immediately available. Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.

Do not use more vehicles then you have to.

Do not use the telephone unless you need emergency service.

Register at the ESS Reception Centre at Exhibition Park at Ospika Boulevard and 18th Avenue in Prince George.



heather.norman@quesnelobserver.com

Like us on Facebook

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Indigenous company to launch First Nations banking app

A national release of the OneFeather APP anticipated no later than this summer

FOREST INK: Ithaka Institute in Switzerland continues with biochar research

My experience to date with biochar was mainly its use as a… Continue reading

RANCH MUSINGS: Is isolation enough already? A view from real isolation

In so many ways, we are blessed with being different from them

BC Lacrosse Association makes difficult decision to cancel minor lacrosse season

Impacted teams include both the Quesnel Thunder and the Williams Lake Bighorns

Quesnel Gifting Group spreads positivity in community

The online gifting group has seen over 1000 members join in less then one week

VIDEO: Injured bald eagle rescued in B.C. First Nations community

Bird suspected injured in fight, whisked off to Coquitlam rehab

B.C.’s Central Kootenay region declares state of emergency, issues evacuation orders

The evacuation alert covers all areas except the Cities of Castelgar and Nelson

‘I’m afraid’: Witnesses of wolf attack on senior near Prince Rupert worried about safety

Frank Russ shows where the unprovoked wolf attacked his father

Protesters prepare to rally against racism in front of Vancouver Art Gallery

Rally is in response to the deaths of black Americans and a Toronto woman

Protesters rally against anti-black, Indigenous racism in Toronto

Police estimated the crowd to be between 3,500 and 4,000 and said there was no violence

Feds earmark $1.5M to support recovery of B.C., Indigenous tourism

B.C. money will be split between Vancouver Island and Indigenous tourism

‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters U.S.

Tens of thousands marched to protest the death of George Floyd

Surrey mayor’s party under fire for ‘sickening’ tweet accusing northern B.C. RCMP of murder

Mayor Doug McCallum says tweet, Facebook post ‘sent out by unauthorized person’

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

Most Read