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Wildfires near Little Fort lead to evacuation orders and alerts

July 08, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Evacuation orders and alerts have been issued for northern parts of the Thompson Nicola Regional District.

Wildfires growing near Little Fort last night has lead the regional district to order the evacuation of the community late last night, July 7. All residences were to be left immediately as the flames threatened properties and homes.

All properties west and south of Lemieux Creek were ordered to evacuate and report to the emergency social services reception centre in Clearwater at the Legion Hall at 257 Glen Rd., according to a press release.

Properties north of Dunn Lake are also under an evacuation order from last night.

• 125, 177, 223, 255 and 4500 Windpass Road.
• 10569, 10570, 10615 and 10665 Dunn Lake Road.

People living there have been evacuated to a emergency social service reception centre in Clearwater, at the North Thompson Sportsplex at 428 Murtle Crsnt.

Evacuation alerts have also been issued for properties near Thuya Lakes west of Little Fort:

• 352, 356, 369, 389, 404, 465, 525, 541, 556, 616 and 653 on Hwy 24.
• 4769, 4715, 4801 and 4640 Sandhill Road.
• 9988 Field Road.
• 4579 and 4640 Hwy 5.

If evacuated, people affected by the Thuya Lakes alert will be sent to the Clearwater Legion Hall as well.

Flames may threaten properties around Hallamore Lake north of Little Fork as well. An evacuation alert has been issued for:

• 2820, 2940, 2977, 3041, 3085, 3242 and 3400 Dunn Lake Road.
• 285, 372 and 380 Bradshaw Road.
• 2745 and 2790 McCarthy Creek Road.

If evacuated, people affected by the Hallamore Lake alert will be sent to the North Thompson Sportsplex as well.

An evacuation alert means residents should prepare to leave as quickly as possible incase an evacuation is necessary. Tips include locating all family members, gathering essential items like medications, valuable papers and photographs and gathering all pets.

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