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UPDATE: Evacuation alert issued as wildfire northwest of Kamloops grows to 350 hectares

The Sparks Lake wildfire was discovered June 28, 2021, and grew to 350 hectares over night, according to B.C. Wildfire Service.
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June 29, 2021 - 10:54 AM

A wildfire northwest of Kamloops has prompted an evacuation alert for nine properties near Red Lake.

The Sparks Lake wildfire was discovered 15 kilometres north of Kamloops Lake yesterday, June 28, and has reached an estimated 350 hectares in size as of this morning.

There are 47 firefighters working the blaze today along with four helicopters and three pieces of heavy equipment, according to B.C. Wildfire Service. Eight air tankers were flying over the Sparks Lake wildfire on Monday and some may return today.

To the northeast of Kamloops, a small spot fire is burning near Harper Mountain on Tk'emlups te Secwepemc land. At 0.01 hectares, the Harper Mountain Trails fire is currently under control with three firefighters currently at the scene.

The Thompson Nicola Regional District issued an evacuation alert for Electoral Area J at 10:30 p.m., June 28, due to the Sparks Lake fire.

Residents of these properties should prepare for a potential evacuation order:

• 8092 Tranquille-Criss Creek Rd
• 8088 Tranquille-Criss Creek Rd
• 4000 Leblond Rd
• 7900 Seven Lakes Rd
• 8185 Seven Lakes Rd
• 7750 Tranquille-Criss Creek Rd
• 7645 Tranquille-Criss Creek Rd
• 7560 Tranquille-Criss Creek Rd
• 7501 Tranquille-Criss Creek Rd

For regional district updates and what to do in the case of an evacuation alert, see their website here.

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