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Where to go for the latest, and most accurate, emergency wildfire information

This photo of the Ashcroft Reserve Wildfire was posted to Twitter by user coquihalla warrior the afternoon of July 7, 2017.
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July 10, 2017 - 9:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - Thousands of people across B.C. are displaced by the more than 200 wildfires burning across the province right now.

Several areas are under evacuation orders or alerts, and it can be tough to make sense of what the newest and most reliable information is.

iNFOnews.ca has compiled a breakdown of the resources available to people seeking information on everything from how to donate, what areas are under evacuation order, and the latest on some of the massive wildfires in B.C.

LATEST INFORMATION ON EVACUATIONS

  • The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has the latest information on evacuation orders and alerts
  • Call the TNRD's emergency operations centre for more information at 250-377-7188.
  • Follow the TNRD on Twitter @TNRD for immediate updates.
  • Find evacuation updates at Emergency Info B.C. or follow them on Twitter @EmergencyInfoBC.
  • Call Interior Health if you have a loved one in the region living in a healthcare facility that has been evacuated at 1-877-442-2001.

LATEST ON ROAD CLOSURES

  • Check DriveBC for the latest on road closures and events or follow them on Twitter @DriveBC.

LATEST ON WILDFIRE ACTIVITY AND SIZE

LATEST INFORMATION FOR EVACUEES IN KAMLOOPS

  • The current open evacuation centre in Kamloops is located at Thompson Rivers University at 900 McGill Rd.
  • Evacuees are encouraged to register with the Canadian Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582.
  • The latest on health facility closures in the region can be found at the Interior Health website.
  • Your respective regional district will have the latest information on evacuation orders and alerts.

If you have useful links or contact information for the wildfire situation in B.C. please feel free to add them in the comments below.


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