Springhouse resident Laurie Brown took this photograph of the Mayfield Lake fire Friday afternoon. The area was put on evacuation alert Friday afternoon. Laurie Brown photo

Williams Lake activates emergency operation centre as precaution

The EOC has been activated as a level one, which is the lowest activation level

Williams Lake has activated its emergency operations centre (EOC) at the fire hall on Hodgson Road as a precaution.

The City said Friday afternoon the EOC is being activated at level one, which is the lowest activation level and is meant simply as a precaution because evacuation alerts have been issued by the Cariboo Regional District for areas that border the City’s fire protection area.

“At this time there is no immediate threat to any structures or property within the City limits,” noted the City’s director of protective services Erick Peterson in the press release.

The only fire of note in the area is near Springhouse approximately 19 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake.

Read more: Evacuation alert issued for Mayfield Lake area north to Buckley Drive, including Springhouse

CRD communications manager Emily Epp said Friday afternoon Emergency Social Services (ESS) in Williams Lake is geared up and ready to go should they need to activate.

“It hasn’t been formally activated in the city yet because the areas are still on alert. Obviously that would change if things change,” Epp told the Tribune.

Epp said RCMP went door-to-door to deliver the Shag Creek fire evacuation order in the northwest corner of the CRD.

“We have had a few people check in Prince George ESS which is where they were told to go,” Epp said. “With the Houseman Road evacuation at Forest Grove we also had the RCMP go door-to-door which was finished yesterday.”

Some residents in the Forest Grove area did not evacuate last night as they were dealing with their livestock, and therefore did not check into the ESS at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School until Friday morning, she added.

Read more: Evacuation reception centre moves to Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School, in 100 Mile House

To find information for the City of Williams Lake, residents can check the city’s Facebook page or Twitter or contact 250-392-2364.

To find evacuation alert information for the Cariboo Regional District, visit the CRD’s website at cariboord.ca, follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations or on Twitter @CaribooRD.

You can also contact the CRD public information line at 1-866-759-4977.

For information of an urgent nature, call the City of Williams Lake EOC at 250-392-2364.



news@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Significant damage at Child & Family Services after April 22 collision

100 Mile House RCMP believe they have located the vehicle involved, are working to locate the driver

Firearm seized, arrests made along Scott Road

100 Mile House RCMP responded to a firearm complaint on April 23

Summer Festival looking for volunteers and vendors

“There’s lots of time to still get involved” says events coordinator Robyn Angus

South Cariboo looking for athletes for 55+ BC Games

The 2019 Games will be held in Kelowna in September

Peter Skene Ogden students organize community-wide clean up

Environmental Club will also hand out seed bombs on April 23

What’s age got to do with it? B.C. couple with 45-year gap talks happy marriage

An Armstrong couple that has 45-year age gap began turning heads after being featured on show Extreme Love.

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

B.C.’s largest Vaisakhi festival target of threatening Facebook post: Surrey RCMP

Police say they are investigating the posts on Facebook, after local MLA forwarded screenshots

Pug life: B.C. town boasts waggish list of dog names

Freedom-of-information request lists most ‘pupular’ dog names registered in White Rock

VIDEO: Fish farming company launches $30-million vessel to treat salmon for sea lice in B.C. waters

Freshwater treatment an improvement but fish farms should be removed from sea, says conservationist

Singh says childhood abuse steeled him for scrutiny and stress of politics

He recounts the assaults for the first time in his book Love & Courage

Despite five extra weeks’ parental leave in Canada, dads still face stigma: survey

One reason people said dads don’t need leave is because they can just bond with their kids at weekend

Vintage bottles, magic cards, a 1969 Playboy: Quirky items found in historic B.C. buildings

Crews set aside some of the funkier pieces emerging from the construction rubble

Most Read