Wildfire Recovery and Emergency Operations Information Page
The Evacuation Alerts for Williams Lake have been rescinded.
Please note that an Evacuation Alert or Order may need to be reissued, in the event that the risk of danger to life and property should again warrant such action.
INFORMATION ABOUT BEING IN AN EVACUATION ALERT STATE.
INTERACTIVE MAP OF FIRE ACTIVITY IN THIS REGION: FIRE ACTIVITY MAP
INTERACITIVE MAP OF SMOKE ACTIVITY IN THIS REGION: SMOKE ACTIVITY MAP
HIGHWAY WILDFIRE CLOSURES INFORMATION: DRIVEBC MAP
Effective September 15th, 2017, the Red Cross online registration portal is no longer available. Evacuees requiring registration assistance should call 1-800-863-6582 to speak to an agent. Hours of operation are 7 days a week from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Pacific Time.
The Red Cross is administering two programs for Businesses and Community Groups to support recovery and resiliency efforts.
If you are a small business, (less than 50 employees), a not-for-profit organization, or a First Nation Community that has had their cultural livelihood impacted, you are encouraged to apply for a $1500 emergency grant. Full program details can be found here.
If your community group is interested in being part of the efforts to support recovery and resiliency, you are encouraged to apply to the Red Cross Community Partnership Program. This page provides valuable information on partnerships that were formed after the Alberta Fires of 2016, and can provide your community group with some ideas on how your organization may be able to assist in our recovery efforts locally. Full program information can be found here.