Evacuation alert in Pavilion Lake area because of wildfire danger

By Doug Collins
August 4, 2017 - 7:10am

LILLOOET — The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for areas around Pavilion Lake, Kelly and Pear Lakes because of the advancing Elephant Hill wildfire. The alert says the area, which is Area B of the SLRD, is now facing a potential danger from that wildfire. 

Complete details below:

Evacuation Alert for Pavilion Lake, Kelly and Pear Lakes – SLRD
Electoral Area B
The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District has been advised by BC Wildfire Management
Branch that the Elephant Hill wildfire (K20637) now poses a potential danger to life and health
for those in the communities of Pavilion Lake, Pear and Kelly Lakes – SLRD Electoral Area B.
Accordingly, the SLRD has issued an Evacuation Alert for:
The area extending from the community of Kelly Lake along Kelly Lake Road to the Fraser
River, south along the Fraser River to the community of Pavilion, and then eastward
along Highway 99 ending at the TNRD and SLRD border. The Eastern boundary of the
alert area follows the regional district border.
An 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. Prepare now to leave quickly if it
becomes necessary.
If called upon to evacuate, and:
You have a place to stay with friends and family, please take Highway 99 in the
direction of Lillooet. Emergency Social Services and Evacuee Registration will be
located at the Lillooet Recreation Centre, 930 Main Street, Lillooet, BC. Free
camping is available to those that have registered
If you require accommodation support, please take Highway 99 in the direction of
Kamloops. Emergency Social Services and Evacuee Registration will be located at
the Sandman Centre, 300 Lorne St, Kamloops, BC
Further information will be issued as required and available at: www.slrd.bc.ca and through SLRD
Alert.
For more information contact the SLRD EOC at (604) 815 7011 / (604) 698 6442

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