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EVACUATION ORDER: Teepee Lake area northwest of Quesnel

The Cariboo Regional District issued the order Wednesday afternoon, July 12
An evacuation order has been issued for the Teepee Lake fire area west of Quesnel. (CRD image)

An evacuation order has been issued for the Teepee Lake Area in the Cariboo Regional District Wednesday, July 11.

The affects 293 parcels and covers 71,161 hectares.

This order is replacing the entirety of the Teepee Lake Evacuation Alert issued on July 10, 2023 and the Pelican Lake Area Evacuation.

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

Evacuation route:

Head south and then east on Nazko Road/Blackwater Road/North Fraser Drive until you reach Quesnel.

Residents must leave the area immediately and are asked to gather family; take a neighbour or someone who needs help.

• Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.

• Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, and keys) only if they are immediately


• Close all windows and doors; Close gates (latch) but do not lock.

• Do not shut off your natural gas. For more information visit

• Do not use the telephone unless you need emergency service.

• Do not use more vehicles than you have to.

• To receive Emergency Support Services, please call 250-983-3638. In addition, you

may self-register using the Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA) tool at, (if not already done)

Emergency Support Services will be provided only if your primary residence is on an

evacuation order.

For more information, visit, or contact:1-866-759-4977

READ MORE: Evacuation orders issued for properties at Eliguk Lake, Townsend Creek, Pelican Lake

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Monica Lamb-Yorski

About the Author: Monica Lamb-Yorski

A B.C. gal, I was born in Alert Bay, raised in Nelson, graduated from the University of Winnipeg, and wrote my first-ever article for the Prince Rupert Daily News.
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