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Chase care home residents being moved out of wildfire alert zone

August 08, 2021 - 11:29 AM

Care home residents in Chase are being moved to neighbouring communities as the town remains under an evacuation alert due to the White Rock lake wildfire.

Parkside Community Retirement Living residents as well as residents with higher care needs are being assisted to relocate to neighbouring communities, according to an Interior Health press release.

Anyone wishing to confirm their loved one’s evacuated location can call 1-877-442-2001, according to the health authority.

READ MORE: Cooler temperatures, rain helping firefighters on White Rock Lake wildfire

Normal weekday operations at Chase Primary Health Care Centre and Chase Health Clinic are not impacted at this time.

Those requiring support during this crisis are encouraged to call the B.C. Crisis Line at 250-310-6789.

Interior Health is monitoring wildfire activity across the region which includes supporting those who may be in isolation due to COVID-19.

“We will ensure separate arrangements are made for anyone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 to protect the public from potential exposure,” according to the health authority.

For the latest updates on Chase evacuation alerts, visit the town’s website.


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