More evacuation orders for properties around Little Fort as group of fires passes 1,200 hectares - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
8.6°C

More evacuation orders for properties around Little Fort as group of fires passes 1,200 hectares

FILE PHOTO
July 09, 2017 - 11:07 AM

KAMLOOPS – New evacuation orders have been issued as blazes near Little Fort have grown.

The three fires combined no cover more than 1,200 hectares around Thuya Lakes and Dunn Lake north of Kamloops, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service. While no structures have been affected, new evacuation orders were issued last night for 22 properties.

• 285, 372 and 380 Bradshaw Road
• 2261, 2276, 2292, 2300, 2358, 2359, 2474, 2476, 2600, 2820, 2940, 2977, 3041, 3085, 3400 and 3242 Dunn Lake Road
• 2560, 2745 and 2790 McCarthy Creek Road.

Theses are in addition to evacuation orders issued July 7.

The B.C. Wildfire Service website currently estimates the Thuya Lakes fire to be 315 hectares. The pair of fires north and west of Dunn Lake are estimated to be a combined 897 hectares. Because they’re so close together the Dunn Lake fires are being treated as one fire, and may have become a single fire.

Visibility is poor near the fire, which is hampering efforts. Helicopters and ground crew are on scene.

Highway 5 north of Kamloops is still open according to DriveBC, but there are warnings for low visibility due to smoke between Barriere and Clearwater. A similar warning has been posted for Highway 24 near Little Fort.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Brendan Kergin or call 250-819-6089 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
  • UPDATE: More snow on the way for Coquihalla Highway
    After a dump of snow on the Coquihalla Highway overnight, the heavy snowfall is expected to resume tonight. Drivers heading to and from the Lower Mainland will get a break today, Jan. 20, wi
  • Rise in duty-free allowance could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs: Retail Council
    CALGARY - Canada's retail industry is warning that raising the duty-free allowance for cross-border shipments could lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and cut billions of dollars from
  • UPDATE: Missing Vernon woman found
    UPDATE: 9:26 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 VERNON - RCMP says a missing 39-year-old Vernon woman reported missing yesterday, Jan. 19, has been located and she is safe and sound. All p
  • Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose
    NEW YORK - Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of shows with a les
  • TRENDING NOW: Dog loses it while breaking ice
    %%NoDefaultImage%% This dog gets so excited when the ice on a shallow, frozen creek starts breaking underneath him. The shattering ice proves to be just too much for this loveable pup.
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile