Vernon activates ESS Reception Centre to receive evacuees from White Rock Lake Fire


(as of August 1 at 10:30 p.m.)

The City of Vernon Emergency Support Services (ESS) Reception Centre is set up to receive residents who are being evacuated due to the White Rock Lake Fire (#K61884) and are being directed to register in Vernon.

The Reception Centre is located at the Dogwood Gym in the Vernon Recreation Centre (3409 35th Avenue).

  • All evacuees should register online with the ESS Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA) tool even if you do not require referrals such as housing or other services:
  • Due to a shortage of hotel accommodations, please consider making arrangements to stay with family or friends if possible. Take pets with you if you can.
  • If you require services, please visit the Vernon ESS Reception Centre. The Reception Centre will close at 2:00 a.m. on Monday, August 2nd and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on the same day.

For more information and updates regarding the White Rock Lake Fire and Evacuation Orders and Alerts, please visit the following pages: