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DISPELLING RUMOURS: Kamloops not at capacity for evacuees

Cache Creek mayor and Thompson-Nicola Regional District chair John Ranta speaks to a crowd of Cache Creek evacuees at Thompson Rivers University on July 8, 2017.
July 10, 2017 - 10:41 AM

KAMLOOPS - Contrary to what you may have heard, Kamloops is not at capacity when it comes to taking in wildfire evacuees.

Thompson-Nicola Regional District emergency operations centre information officer Debbie Sell says that misinformation was being communicated about the availability of accommodations for evacuees in Kamloops.

Sell says there are no issues with finding these people accommodations and the Regional District is concerned that residents who are under evacuation order may think they should not come to Kamloops to get support.

"(Thompson Rivers University) has been able to accommodate a large number of people," Sell tells iNFOnews.ca this morning, July 10.

Sell says there has been no information from the reception centre at TRU that they are at capacity.

Evacuees should register at the university's reception centre.

Some Ashcroft and Cache Creek residents were evacuated over the weekend due to a growing wildfire which has now reached an estimated 6,150 hectares.

Find the latest information on evacuation orders and alerts from the TNRD Emergency Operations Centre website here, or call 250-377-7188.

For the latest information from B.C. Wildfire on the Ashcroft Reserve Wildfire, go here.

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