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Evacuation orders, alerts issued due to wildfire burning near Ashcroft

The Tremont Creek wildfire, July 22, 2021.
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July 31, 2021 - 9:45 AM

A new evacuation order was issued last night due to the Tremont Creek wildfire, burning to the east of Ashcroft.

The Tremont Creek Wildfire in the vicinity of Tunkwa Lake is threatening structures and the safety of residents in Electoral Area J (Copper Desert Country), according to the order issued by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District at the Emergency Operations Centre.

Because of the potential danger to life and safety, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation order for 43 properties from: 4405 to 6525 Tunkwa Lake Rd and any other properties located within the area noted on the attached map.

The wildfire is currently mapped at 19,990 hectares in size and "continues to exhibit extremely vigorous fire behaviour in the afternoon," according to a B.C. Wildfire Service's update from last night, July 30. Yesterday, the fire progressed northeast to the Guichon Creek Forest Service Road at the western edge of Tunkwa Provincial Park.

An evacuation alert was also issued for properties yesterday from 8240 to 8700 Old Meadow Creek Rd, 7185 to 7923 Tunkwa Lake Rd and any other properties located within the area noted on the attached map.

The District of Logan Lake also issued an evacuation alert for the entire district yesterday due to the wildfire.

Emergency Support Services will only be provided if your primary residence is one of the properties under evacuation order.

If your primary residence has been evacuated, we recommend that you arrange to stay with friends or family. You can access Emergency Support Services by reporting to the McArthur Island Sports Centre located at 1655 Island Parkway in Kamloops between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

If you choose, you can assist the registration process by self-registering ahead of time using the Evacuee Registration and Assistance Tool or by calling the Emergency Support Services Info Line at 1-800-585-9559. You must still report to a Reception Centre to receive services.

To check the evacuation status of an address please go to the evacuation status dashboard on the TNRD website.


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