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UPDATE: Twin Creek wildfire evacuation orders rescinded

August 12, 2018 - 1:59 PM

UPDATE - Wildfire activity has prompted more evacuation orders and alerts in the Bonaparte Plateau.

Yesterday, Aug. 11, at about 4:00 p.m. the Thompson Nicola Regional District issued evacuation orders and alerts in Electoral Area “E” as a response to the Twin Creek wildfire.

Those have since been rescinded to evacuation alerts, at about 1:50 p.m. today, Aug. 12, 2018.

An evacuation alert will remain in affect for the following properties:

  • 1761, 1771, 1781, 1791 Hutchinson Rd;
  • All other properties within the boundary noted on the attached map.

Due to the potential danger to life and health, an evacuation alert has been issued for the following properties:

  • The communities of 70 Mile House and South Green Lake as identified on the attached map.

The evacuation alert is to prepare you to evacuate your premises and property should it be found necessary. Residents will be given as much advance warning as possible prior to the evacuation; however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.



For more information:

Go here for an interactive map of the evacuation orders and alerts in the Thompson Nicola Regional District.

B.C. Wildfire regularily updates its webpage on the Wild Goose Lake wildfire here.

Go here for the latest information, evacuation orders and alerts, from the Thompson Nicola Regional District.

For the latest on road closures go to the Drive B.C. website here.

For the latest information on air quality go here.

—This post was updated at 2:02 p.m on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 to update information.

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