State of Local Emergency Declared in Area “J”

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is declaring a State of Local Emergency due to a wildfire in Electoral Area “J” (Copper Desert Country).

By declaring a State of Local Emergency, it enables local authorities to exercise the emergency powers listed in the Emergency Program Act. The emergency powers are used to order the evacuation of residents from their homes, prohibit travel and enter private property when an emergency threatens lives, property, or the environment within the TNRD’s jurisdiction.

At this time, an evacuation order is in effect for Electoral Area “J”.

Please refer to this map for the boundaries of the State of Local Emergency: State of Local Emergency, Electoral Area “J”

To view the location of evacuation alerts and orders in the TNRD, visit

Media contact:
Kevin Skrepnek
Emergency Operations Centre Director
Tel: 250-377-6302

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