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Evacuation alerts near Merritt as spring wildfires threaten

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April 19, 2021 - 7:24 AM

Three wildfires near Merritt are forcing more than a dozen residences to be prepared to evacuate.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has put the homes in two different parts of the regional district, including the Miller Estates subdivision as well as the Canford community, on evacuation alert as of 10 p.m. last night, April 18. 

One fire south of Merritt was discovered near Coldwater April 15 and is estimated at three hectares in size. Another fire to the west near Petit Creek, discovered April 18, is currently listed at 100 ha and a third fire in the same area is estimated at a half ha by B.C. Wildfire.

Evacuation alerts apply to the following properties:

  • 1101, 1161, 1200, 1581, 1693, 2341 and 2437 Merritt Spences Bridge Hwy 8
  • 1256 – 1852 Miller Road
  • 2305 Woodward Road
  • 2757, 2797, 2815, 2861 and 2901 Merritt Spences Bridge Hwy 8

Residents of these properties should be prepared to evacuate with little notice.

For more information and the latest information on the alerts, go to tnrd.ca.

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