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Wildfire Update

2021-08-16 7pm

Today at 5:30pm the TNRD has issued an evacuation order for 12 properties in the area west of Darfield due to the Sparks Lake fire. See the full Evacuation Order here. Darfield is located between Little Fort and Barriere on highway 5.

IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO YET, please follow the DOC Facebook page for current updates for the District of Clearwater.

If you are resident of the TNRD (Vavenby, Birch Island, Upper Clearwater, Blackpool, East Blackpool) please sign up for the Emergency Alert System to receive alerts for your area.

In the meantime, please start planning for an Evacuation Alert or Order. Consider what it means for your family, what you need to pack (medication, important paperwork) and how to evacuate life stock. More info here.

Read up on the DOC Emergency Response Plan here.

Please only trust official sources such as DOC, TNRD and BC Wildfire for information.

Useful links:

BC Wildfire Services: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status

TNRD: https://www.tnrd.ca/

More updates will follow tomorrow.