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May 30, 2023 - 1000 hrs

Evacuation Alert for Tooga Creek Area

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). 

There is a wildfire located in the Tooga Creek area approximately 45 km from Kotcho Lake on the West, 68 km from the North West Territories border on the north and 10 km from the Alberta border on the east.  Because of the potential danger to life and health, the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality has issued an Evacuation Alert for the area as shown in the attached map in yellow which is:

  • Bordered by the Alberta boarder on the east from 120 00 00W, 59 18 03N to 120 00 00W, 58 58 11N
  • In a looping perimeter from the Alberta border with the following coordinates
    • 120 30 42W, 59 01 47N
    • 120 44 30W, 59 09 47N
    • 120 44 20W, 59 19 58N
    • 120 16 52W, 59 23 10N
  • Please see the attached map for more detail on the exact area.                 

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.


  • 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 disabled persons, 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. In the event of an evacuation, Reception Centres will be opened if required.
  • Wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued before evacuating.  Monitor news sources for information on evacuation orders and location of Reception Centres.

For more information contact: Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Emergency Operations Centre at 250-774-2541, open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.