Important information from the Emergency Operations Center/Town of Fox Creek
May 17, 11:00 am – The fire has reduced in size from 800 hectares to 657 hectares this morning.
No Evacuation Orders have been issued. We are asking for residents to be prepared in the event that the situation changes.
The 2 hour Evacuation Notice means that we are treating this situation with all seriousness. But stress again, the Town is not imminently threatened.
For firefighting purposes, the Town is issuing a Water Ban.
No unnecessary use of water is allowed. Water service may be discontinued as required to ensure there is adequate water.
The Fire Department asks that all residents hook a garden hose to the outside taps, but do not turn the water on. All flammable materials should be removed from next to homes, and moved to an open area where feasible.
There have been multiple resources gathered to deal with this wildfire in the event the Town is threatened.
We are prepared to mobilize 20 RCMP officers, The Fox Creek Fire Department, enact our Mutual Aid Agreements and borrow resources from other municipalities as needed.
For people lacking a means of transportation, please register with the Community Resource Centre or the Town Office. We will arrange transport.
Again, please keep calm, do not over-react.
There are many people whose sole responsibility right now, is to ensure the protection of our Town and it’s residents.
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