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Evacuation order issued for Deka Lake in the Cariboo

Pursuant to the BC Emergency Program Act, an Evacuation Order has been issued by the Cariboo Regional District for Deka Lake, which is west of 100 Mile House.

Due to immediate danger to life safety due to fire, members of the RCMP or other groups will be expediting this action.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

  • You must leave the area immediately
  • Register at the ESS Centre at the South Cariboo Recreation Centre, 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC.
  • Close all windows and doors
  • Do not shut off your natural gas if you receive an evacuation order. For more information visit www.fortisbc.com
  • Close gates (latch) but do not lock
  • Gather your family: take a neighbor or someone who needs help
  • Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, and keys) only if they are immediately available. Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.
  • Do not use more vehicles than you have to.
  • Do not use the telephone unless you need emergency service.

YOU MUST LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY

Files from George Henderson, MyCaribooNow

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