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More evacuations are ordered due to the Elephant Hill wildfire

August 04, 2017 - 10:37 AM

KAMLOOPS - The Elephant Hill wildfire continues to burn out of control prompting new evacuation orders.

An Evacuation Order has been issued by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District at the Emergency Operations Centre in Kamloops today, Aug. 4.

Properties along Highway 99 are threatened by the Elephant Hill wildfire, according to their release.

Because of the potential danger to life and health, an immediate evacuation order has been issued for the following properties:

  • 3265, 3269, 3419 Hwy 97
  • 1468 Hwy 99
  • 3515, 3540 Jackson Rd

It is recommended that people turn off all gas and electrical appliances, except refrigerators and freezers.

If evacuees have large animals/livestock in need of shelter, please contact the TNRD EOC at 1-866-377-7188.

If you require support services such as food and accommodation please register at the Sandman Centre at 300 Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC.

If you do not require these services all evacuees are still required to register with the Red Cross or call 1-800-863-6582.

For updates on fire activity and an interactive wildfire map, go here or follow @BCGovFireInfo on Twitter.

Evacuation orders and alerts can change at a moments notice.  For immediate updates and a full list of properties affected, go here or follow @TNRD on Twitter.

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