Effective September 5, 2022 18:00 HRS
An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.
The Downton Creek Fire (K71717), which was discovered on August 31st 2022, approximately 15 km south of Lillooet in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District is currently burning out of control. The BC Wildfire Service is responding.
Because of the potential danger to life and health, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert for the following areas:
- District Lot 4359
- District Lot 4360- Lot 2
- District Lot 2343, Lillooet District
- District Lot 4361, Lillooet District
- District Lot 4361- Lot A, Lillooet District
- Lot 1 and Lot 2 in District Lot 4360, Lillooet District
- Cottonwood Recreation Site EC1576
- Cinnamon Recreation Site REC1874
- Gott Recreation Site REC1872
- Rogers Recreation Site REC1568
- Seton Ridge Recreation Trail REC4684
- All other properties as outlined 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.
Emergency Notices are available for viewing at: https://www.slrd.bc.ca/emergency-program
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
- Locate all family members and designate a meeting area outside the evacuation area, should an Evacuation Order be called while separated.
- Pack essential itemssuch as government-issued ID, medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (e.g. insurance, credit, and mortgage information), immediate care needs for dependents and, if time and space permits, keepsakes for quick departure.
- Prepare to move disabled persons, children and/or neighbours, if assistance is needed.
- Prepare to take pets with you and move livestock to a safe area (if possible). Arrange transportation and accommodations for all your household members, if possible.
- Fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles.
- Wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued before evacuating.
Further information will be posted in notices at www.slrd.bc.ca and through the SLRD Alert Messaging service. Subscribe to SLRD Alert for free at www.slrd.bc.ca/SLRDAlert to receive emergency notifications via email, text messages, and voicemail.