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EVACUATION ALERT – OWENS BAY COMMUNITY, SONORA ISLAND

The SRD has issued an Evacuation Alert for residents south of Hyacinth Lake and Dorr Lake in the Owens Bay Community of Sonora Island (43 District Lots).

August 12, 2021 – 23:45 pm        EVACUATION ALERT – OWENS BAY COMMUNITY, SONORA ISLAND

Campbell River, BC – Upon recommendation of the BC Wildfire Service,  The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) has issued an Evacuation Alert for residents south of Hyacinth Lake and Dorr Lake in the Owens Bay Community of Sonora Island (43 District Lots).

When an Evacuation Alert is issued, this is the time to get prepared to leave your home on short notice. Get your grab-and-go bags ready (which should include several days of clothing, toiletries and medications), your emergency plan, copies of important documents and important mementos.

You DO NOT need to evacuate at this time.
WAIT for an Evacuation Order to be issued before you leave the area. 

If you may require assistance with either evacuating your area or coming to another community (such as being picked up by a vehicle at a dock) then please call SRD’s Emergency Operation Centre at 250-830-6702 and leave a message with your contact information and your call will be returned.

The interface fire is currently 2 hectares and BC Wildfire Service personnel are working with the local Owens Bay fire brigade to fight the fire. BC Wildfire is pleading that additional citizens avoid coming to the area to allow their aviation resources to operate safely.

The SRD will continue to monitor this situation and provide another update on Friday August 13th at 12 PM, at the latest.

For more information about this alert please visit www.srd.ca/evacuations.

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Media contact:

Shaun Koopman

SRD Protective Services Coordinator

250-830-6702   |   skoopman@srd.ca