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More than 100 properties being evacuated due to wildfire west of Lower Nicola

August 14, 2021 - 6:27 PM

An evacuation order has been issued for properties west of Lower Nicola due to the Lytton Creek wildfire.

A wildfire event located to the west of Lower Nicola is threatening structures and the safety of residents in Electoral Area “I” (Blue Sky Country), Electoral Area “M” (Beautiful Nicola Valley-North), Electoral Area “N” (Beautiful Nicola Valley-South), according to the Thompson Nicola Regional District's evacuation order, which was issued this afternoon.

The Lytton Creek wildfire is currently 54,395 hectares in size and burning out of control, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.

Because of the potential danger to life and safety, the regional district has issued an evacuation order for 102 properties including:

• 2164 to 2500 Cleasby Rd;
• 3141 to 3700 Cummings Rd;
• 3725 to 3816 Davidson Rd;
• 3425 to 3455 D’Easum Rd;
• 4900 to 5240 Dot Ranch Cut-Off Rd;
• 4141 FX Ranch Rd;
• 3605 and 3685 Jack Swartz FSR;
• 5260 to 6020 Manning Creek FSR;
• 2757 to 5265 Merritt-Spences Bridge Hwy 8;
• 2728 to 3901 Petit Creek Rd;
• 2857 to 3144 Prospect Creek FSR;
• 2708 to 2884 Sunshine Valley Rd;
• 2544 Merritt-Spences Bridge Hwy 8;
• 2532 to 2577 Torgerson Rd;
• 2988 to 3069 Sunshine Valley Rd; and
• any other properties located within the area noted on the attached map.

The district also issued an order tonight for six properties from 2380 to 2492 Torgerson Road.

If you are in the described area, you must leave immediately, according to the regional district.

Evacuees are asked to register with Emergency Support Services whether support is needed or not to ensure loved ones and communities know where they are.

Emergency Support Services will only be provided if an evacuee's primary residence is one of the properties under evacuation order.

"If your primary residence has been evacuated the regional district recommends you arrange to stay with friends or family. If you cannot stay with friends or family, please report to McArthur Island Sports Centre located at 1655 Island Parkway in Kamloops," according to the regional district.

For more information on evacuation orders, visit the regional district's website.

- This story was updated at 6:50 p.m. to include information about the additional six properties being evacuated.

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