CRD issues Evacuation Alert for Crooked Lake area
An Evacuation Alert has been issued by Cariboo Regional District at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for three parcels in the Crooked Lake Area.
This alert covers 7,447 hectares.
The fire causing this alert is the McKinley Lake wildfire, to the east of Williams Lake.
It is now estimated at 2,000 hectares in size and is said to be out of control.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN AN ALERT IS IN EFFECT
Upon notification of an ALERT, you should be prepared for an evacuation order by:
• Having a plan to transport all family members or co-workers outside of the area, should the area
be brought under evacuation order.
• Keeping essential items readily available for a quick departure; including medications,
eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e. insurance), immediate care needs for dependents and, if you
choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc).
• Ensuring that any dependents are prepared for departure.
• Prepare to move people with disabilities, children and/or neighbours, if assistance is needed.
• Moving pets and livestock to a safe area.
• Ensuring that you have accommodation options for your family, if possible. A Reception Centre
will be made available if required.