Evacuation Status within TNRD Electoral Areas
- Properties on Evacuation Alert: Approximately 615 addressed properties.
As of September 6, 2023, there are no active Evacuation Orders within any TNRD Electoral Areas. Evacuation Alerts are in place due to the Ross Moore Lake fire (approximately 354 properties), the Bush Creek East wildfire (approximately 219 properties) and the Kookipi Creek wildfire (approximately 42 properties). As of September 8, 2023 at 12 pm, all properties under Evacuation Alert due to the Stein Mountain wildfire have now been downgraded to All Clear.
For all local governments, including municipalities, regional districts and First Nations, current order and alert notices can also be found on the Emergency Info BC website by clicking here.
If you are an agricultural producer on evacuation order or alert and you require assistance to relocate commercial livestock, please contact the TNRD Emergency Operations Centre using contact information listed below. There are a number of locations available for property owners to transport livestock. For more information on livestock relocation, visit the Province of BC’s Livestock Relocation webpage.
Disposal has begun of spoiled fridges and freezers in the area of southwest Adams Lake, located in Electoral Area “P” (Rivers and the Peaks). Property owners were advised to place these spoiled items on the curbside during the morning before pickup at approximately 8 am. Similarly, curbside of collection in this area of the TNRD will also take place on September 11 and 13, at approximately 8 am on both of these days. Residents are asked not to leave items outdoors the night before pickup.
The TNRD has created an information package for residents of impacted properties for disposal of waste caused by the Bush Creek East wildfire, including fridge and freezer disposal. For more information, please view the Returning Home Disposal Information package.
The TNRD has prepared an information package that contains important information about returning home after an ordered evacuation and the threat of wildfire is over. Please click here for further details, which includes details regarding Fridge and Freezer Disposal.
A recovery manager is in place to support TNRD residents who have been evacuated due to wildfire and those who have had structures damaged or destroyed. If you have specific questions about recovery, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC Hydro Repairs
BC Hydro has provided an operational update as of September 7, 2023, advising that work will continue over the weekend to replace power polls and other equipment. BC Hydro states that it hopes to have power restored to all remaining customers by early next week. To read all repair updates from BC Hydro, click here.
Wildfires of Note in the Thompson-Nicola Region
The BC Wildfire Service posts daily updates about wildfire response and activities, and contact information is available for Wildfire Service on each page. Click on the fire name below to find specific incident web pages on the BCWS website.
For information on the status of active wildfires and response activities, please visit the BC Wildfire Service Wildfires Map.
Road Closures and Access
For the most up-to-date status updates of road closures and travel advisories, residents should refer to drivebc.ca.
Please note that the TNRD has security in place in current order areas within TNRD boundaries.
- Evacuation Order and Alert Statuses: tnrd.ca/emergency
- TNRD Emergency Map
- BC Wildfire Service Wildfires Map
- Register to Voyent Alert!:
- tnrd.ca/voyent for TNRD Electoral Area addresses
- Emergency Info BC: Verified information on emergency events, and on response and recovery resources
- DriveBC: Road conditions and events
- BC Hydro: Operational updates on recovery due to Bush Creek East wildfire
- Environment Canada: Daily forecasts for all B.C. weather stations and weather alerts
- Follow the TNRD on Facebook and Twitter for emergency updates when applicable
TNRD Emergency Operations Centre
Phone: 250 377-7188
Toll Free: 1-866-377-7188