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A thousand residents of Sicamous ordered to evacuate

A wildfire burning near Sicamous, July 20, 2021.
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July 20, 2021 - 6:44 PM

Roughy 1,000 residents of Sicamous have been ordered to evacuate because of a nearby wildfire started this afternoon. 

All residences within the District of Sicamous that lie to the south of Sherlock Rd, south-east of Cook Ave, Gillis Ave, Larch Ave, east of the Sicamous Narrows and Mara Lake, and north of Sicamous Creek have been ordered to leave their homes immediately. Thousands more are on evacuation alert. 

For more information about evacuations, go here.

The fire, speculated to be from a car accident along Highway 97A, started this afternoon and is already an estimated 60 hectares.


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