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Update - 12:00 PM | Evacuation Alert Update for Becker Lake Area

Posted Monday, July 12, 2021

COLDSTREAM, 12:00 hrs – Based upon the recommendation from the BC Wildfire Service, the Evacuation Alert status for the Becker Lake Area will remain in place until further assessment is completed. An update is not expected until after 6:00 PM, Monday, July 12, 2021.

The conditions of the Becker fire are stable, with no growth seen overnight. The fire is still considered uncontained at this time. BC Wildfire Service crews continue to action in the air and on the ground.

Please note that if fire suppression equipment is drafting water from any lake, DO NOT boat, kayak or paddle board etc. in the vicinity. These recreational activities can halt suppression efforts. Additionally, drone flights will ground all aircrafts and helicopters.

The RDNO continues to encourage residents to complete or review emergency plans and kits. More information on preparedness can be found at the PreparedBC website.


COLDSTREAM, 19:52 hrs - Based upon the recommendation from the BC Wildfire Service, the Evacuation Alert status for the Becker Lake Area will remain in place until further assessment is completed. An update is not expected until after 12:00 PM, Monday, July 12, 2021.

The conditions of the Becker Lake fire are stable but is still considered out of control at this time. The BC Wildfire Service is continuing to gain containment, and crews will be monitoring the fire throughout the night.

One street in Coldstream has been added to the alert: Terrace Drive.


COLDSTREAM, 13:53 hrs – An Evacuation Alert has been issued by District of Coldstream and the RDNO Electoral Area C at a Collaborated Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

Potential risk from wildfire

Because of the potential danger to life and health, the District of Coldstream and the RDNO has issued an Evacuation Alert for the following areas:

District Of Coldstream

  • Ravine Dr.,
  • Ranchland Pl.,
  • Cypress Dr.,
  • Ridgemont Dr.,
  • Rockland Dr.
  • Upland Dr.,
  • Upper Crestview,
  • Fairmont Pl.
  • Crestview Dr.,
  • Jeffrey Dr.,
  • Scenic Dr.,
  • Auburn Ct.,
  • Hymar Pl.,
  • North Side Buchanan Rd. (8600blk- 9800blk),
  • Midland Pl., Nickle Rd.,
  • Upland Hts.

RDNO- Area C

  • Robin Rd.,
  • Galiano (715-1294),
  • Boss Ck Rd. (3965- onwards),
  • French Rd.,
  • Greenwood Rd.,
  • South Side Hartnell RD.,
  • Kingsview Rd.,
  • Lynx Dr.

An Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.

See Map Attached / Below
Please note: This map is not specific to any particular address within the shown evacuation alert boundary, but a general guideline. Any property in close proximity to the wildland should be prepared, and ready to evacuate during threatened times.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

Locate all family members and designate a meeting area outside the evacuation area, should an Evacuation Order be called while separated.

  • Pack essential items such as government-issued ID, medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (e.g. insurance, credit, and mortgage information), immediate care needs for dependents and, if time and space permits, keepsakes for quick departure.
  • Prepare to move persons with disabilities, children and/or neighbours, if assistance is needed.
  • Prepare to take pets with you and move livestock to a safe area (if possible).
  • Arrange transportation for all your household members. Fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles. 
  • Arrange accommodation for all members of the residence, if possible.
  • Wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued before evacuating. 

Further information will be issued at 6:00pm July 11, 2021 on social media and www.rdno.ca and www.coldstream.ca.

To ensure you are prepared in the event of an emergency see: Get Prepared for a Wildfire in British Columbia - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca).

Alert Area:

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