WILDFIRE INFORMATION UPDATE FROM THE VILLAGE OF McBRIDE
July 26, 2017 10:00AM
The Province of British Columbia has declared a provincial state of emergency due to the extensive number of wild fires affecting many communities in the Central Interior and Cariboo Regions.
The Village of McBride will post information on their web site www.mcbride.ca and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VillageMcBride/. Residents are encouraged to use these sites to access accurate information.
Printed releases will be posted at the Village Office, the local detachment of the RCMP, Beaverview Lodge, AG Foods and the Visitor Information Centre at the Evacuee Comfort Centre at the Robson Valley Community Hall.
The Village of McBride has an Emergency Plan. Members of the team have met on several occasions and continue to meet on a regular basis for planning and preparation in the event of an emergency locally. In the event of an emergency, McBride and area are well prepared to handle the situation. The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is also available to step in with additional emergency support.
There are NO FIRES OF SIGNIFICANCE in the McBride area. If you spot a forest fire, REPORT it by calling 1-800-663-5558 or *5555 on your mobile device. Cooler weather in the central interior of BC has allowed many residents to return home. Williams Lake continues to be the largest affected evacuation order.
Water consumption from the McBride water system is up considerably. There is no water shortage however residents are reminded that McBride is under a CONSERVE WATER ADVISORY. See the village website for details www.mcbride.ca
With continued hot weather, the situation can change quickly. All residents are encouraged to be prepared by having a 72-hour emergency kit. The following link shows what to put in your kit.
The Evacuee Comfort Centre at the Robson Valley Community Centre will begin to implement an exit strategy with a planned closure of Thursday, June 27th. Thank you to the many volunteers who worked at the site and the many more who provided donations for the evacuees. The volunteers will continue to provide information through their Facebook page.
There is an open fire ban in effect in the Prince George Fire Centre including the Robson Valley. For additional information on fire bans visit
Village of McBride
Red Cross British Columbia Fires Appeal
Wildfire situation in British Columbia
Regional District of Fraser-Fort George
Cariboo Regional District EOC
Thompson Nicola Regional District
City of Williams Lake
District of 100 Mile Househttp://www.100milehouse.com/