Amended on August 15th, 2021 at 1500 hrs
An amended Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.
The McKay Creek Fire (K71030), which was discovered on June 29th 2021 in the vicinity of the 32km mark of the West Pavilion Road, has expanded significantly and has necessitated a number of Evacuation Orders affecting properties in SLRD Electoral Areas A & B.
There is potential danger to life and health from compromised evacuation route access towards Lillooet via the Lillooet-Pioneer Road 40, West Pavilion Road and Highway 99, therefore, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District has issued an amended Evacuation Alert for the following expanded areas at the recommendation of the BC Wildfire Fire Service:
- Lillooet Pioneer Road 40, from the District of Lillooet to Seton Portage
- All addresses in Seton Portage, excluding the Highline Road
- Mission Dam Road
- West Pavilion Road south of Blackhill Creek
- Pavilion-Clinton Road, between Hwy 99 and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District
- Carson Ranch Road
- Pearl Lake Road
- Shinta Road
- Pavilion Ferry Road
- Hwy 99 from 3km north of the District of Lillooet to 1km north of Pavilion-Clinton Road
- Uncle Toms Road
- Fountain Station Road
- Fountain Valley Rd from Hwy 99 and south for 2kms
- Sallus Creek Road
- Desert Flat Pit Road
- Headless Gulch and Tiffen Creek Road
- All other roads and properties as outlined on the attached map.
*An overview map of all Alerts and Orders is here.
Please also be advised of separate Evacuation Orders affecting communities within and around this Alert area. Evacuation Orders are available for viewing at https://www.slrd.bc.ca/emergency-program/emergency-notices
An amended 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.
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 items such 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. If transportation assistance is needed, and for general evacuation enquiries phone the SLRD office at 604-894-6371 and ask to speak to an EOC Information Officer, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
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