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TNRD orders evacuations near Hanceville fire

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August 04, 2017 - 1:01 PM

CHURN CREEK - Evacuations have been ordered for properties threatened by the Hanceville wildfire west of 70 Mile.

Thompson-Nicola Regional District says in a news release that some properties on Empire Valley Road  are being ordered to evacue due to the potential danger to life and health.

All properties within the evacuation order area on the map below must evacuate.

The Hanceville Fire is estimated at more than 148,000 hectares at this time and is located approximately 60 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake.

If you are in the area, you must leave immediately by proceeding to Churn Creek Bridge at Gang Ranch, following Dog Creek Road to Williams Lake, then south on Highway 97 to 100 Mile House. Alternately, you can travel south on Meadow Lake Road to Highway 97 and north to 100 Mile House.

Evacuees are asked to shut of all gas and electrical appliances other than fridges and freezers. If you have large animals or livestock in need of shelter call the TNRD emergency operations centre at 1 866-377-7188.

If you require services like food and accommodation, register at the Emergency Social Services centre at the South Cariboo Recreation Centre at 175b Wrangler Way No. 2 in 100 Mile HOuse.

All evacuees must register with the Red Cross by calling 1 800-863-6582 or online here.

For more information on this evacuation, go here.

Evacuation orders and alerts can change at a moment's notice. For the latest on evacuation orders and alerts, go here.

For the latest on BC Wildfire activity, go here.


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