Resources (In Progress)

This page will work to compile news and resources helpful to those that are displaced by an event. If you'd like to volunteer to manage this page, please complete the form here.

Official Alerts

Useful numbers:

  • Report a wildfire: 1 800 663-5555, or *5555 on a cell phone
  • Fire information line: 1 888 336-7378
  • Burn registration line: 1 888 797-1717

Evacuation Areas

Tuesday Evening update: Apologies for lack of info here. Working a full time job severely impacts my ability to stay caught up. Please keep an eye on my Twitter account where I make and retweet updates throughout the day and also check out the City of Prince George's site which is a great resource: https://www.princegeorge.ca/NewInitiativesAndSpeci...

Sunday Evening Update: 100 Mile House is now under mandatory evacuation. Alexis Creek to West Fraser as per this map as well: https://twitter.com/CaribooRD/status/8842719084635...). Road Residents requiring assistance have been asked to go north to Prince George instead of Kamloops. Evacuees can go south if they have support in Kamloops or are going further south. There is simply not enough resources for those requiring support in Kamloops at this time. Stay safe on the road.

Evacuation areas are across BC and subject to change rapidly. Please visit http://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/ for the most up to date information. Currently, the areas under evacuation are as follows:

  • Kaleden
  • Cache Creek and Ashcroft Electoral Area
  • Northwest of 100 Mile House
  • Miocene Area
  • Wildwood Area
  • North of Dunn Lake
  • Hallamore Lake
  • North of Princeton
  • Properties near 150 Mile House
  • Properties near South Lakeside
  • Little Fort Area

Evacuation Info

Thursday July 13: A good resource page from CBC.ca with some current info can be found here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-...

Earlier:

The United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo is coordinating efforts for evacuees in Kamloops: https://www.facebook.com/unitedwaytnc/posts/179887... Please don't bring any donations to them quite yet. It takes a lot of organization to manage an influx of donations and they are not ready for that yet. Check their page for how best to help right now.

A good post from a YMMFire evacuee if you're at risk of being evacuated: https://m.facebook.com/groups/354511294970700?view...

Who to follow on Twitter (Install on Android or iOS):

https://twitter.com/BCGovNews

https://twitter.com/weathernetwork

https://twitter.com/InsuranceBureau

Some good resources are listed on this page: http://globalnews.ca/news/3584929/b-c-wildfires-20...

    Official News Channels:

    Emergency Info: http://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/

    BC Government site with overview info: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status

    BC Gov site with fire specific info: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/wildfire-situation

    Highway Info: http://www.drivebc.ca/

    Air Quality: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air

    Red Cross or Other Support Agency:

    Donate to the Red Cross: https://donate.redcross.ca/ea-action/action?ea.cli...

    Places to Stay

    Evacuation Shelters

    TRU at the request of the TRND has prepared the gym for evacuees: https://twitter.com/WFGP/status/883741700392312832

    Mac Island: https://twitter.com/FranHasNews/status/88379335468...

    Alternate Locations for RVs

    Large Animal Shelter

    If you have large animals and or livestock in need of shelter, please contact the Kamloops EOC at 1-866-377-7188.

    Grass and water for livestock near Whispering Pines in Kamloops: https://twitter.com/ChiefLeBourdais/status/8835852...

    Facebook Group for animal rescue coordination: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BCsEmergencyLIvest...

    Map for livestock help: https://bcfirerescue.ushahidi.io/views/map

    School Information

    Food and Supplies

    List of places to eat, charge a smartphone, have a shower, or get needed supplies.

    Medical Support & Prescriptions

    Where to go for medical support, first aid, prescription replacements, blood donations.

    Mental Health Support:

    Crisis and Information Lines: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/crisis-and-information-lines

    Medical Assistance

    https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/

    Prescription Replacements

    Any pharmacy in BC can help replace prescriptions that may have been left behind or forgotten by evacuees.

    London Drugs is offering emergency pharmacy services and phone charging stations across the province.

    Pregnant and Expectant Mothers

    Pets

    Who to contact if you left pets behind, or have found pets/livestock from the event.