July 18, 2014 - 12:43 AM
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is issuing a Declaration of State of Local Emergency in Electoral Area "I" (Blue Sky Country) and an Evacuation Order for residents on Botanie Creek Road due to the potential threat to life and health from the Botanie Creek Wildfire north of Lytton.
The fire is up to 470 ha and B.C. Wildfire has no containment.
The area under an Evacuation Order covers all properties from Botanie Creek Road and the junction of Highway 12 north up to Botanie Lake.
All residents must leave the described area immediately. A reception centre has been opened at the Parish Hall in Lytton, 140 Parish Road. Residents are advised to travel north along Botanie Creek Road, Izman Creek Forest Service Road and Laluwessin Forest Service Road to Highway 12 and then south to Lytton.
Please refer to the attached map for exact co-ordinates of the Evacuation Order zone.
Residents in the area under an Evacuation Order must leave the area immediately and follow the instructions in the attached information sheet.
To get the latest updates, including maps, check with tnrd.ca, the TNRD's Facebook page at facebook.com/Thompson.nicola.regional.district, the TNRD's
Twitter page at twitter.com/TNRD, or go to bcwildfire.ca for more information about the Botanie Creek Wildfire.
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