OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies issued the following statement regarding the wildfires in the Peace Region:
“I have been following these events closely and I remain deeply concerned that wildfires in the Peace Region are continuing to expand. My thoughts and prayers are with those in the affected areas.
“Although the evacuation alert for the Goodlow Area has been rescinded, evacuation alerts still remain in effect in the Peace Region. I would encourage all those living in those areas to be ready to leave quickly and to have an emergency kit assembled.
“Residents who have any questions or concerns should call the Peace River Regional District’s 24/7 line at 250-784-3200 or visit their website at www.prrd.bc.ca.
“I would also like to offer my thanks and gratitude to the men and women who are fighting these fires. Thank you for your service and your bravery.”
For more information: 613-947-4524
More information regarding what to include in an emergency kits can be found at: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/build-an-emergency-kit.