Pursuant to Section 12 (1) of the BC Emergency Program Act, an Evacuation Order has been issued by Chair Ken Gillis from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Kamloops.
A wildfire event located in the vicinity of Cherry Creek is threatening structures and the safety of residents in Electoral Area “J” (Copper Desert Country).
Because of the potential danger to life and safety, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation order for 166 properties addressed as:
• 5160 to 6349 Beaton Rd;
• 5747 to 6452 Buckhorn Rd;
• 5840 to 5884 Cherry Rd;
• 728 and 733 Duffy Rd;
• 4715 to 4805 Foley Rd;
• 5844 to 6177 Gardi Rd;
• 1472 to 1905 Greenstone Rd;
• 5080 and 5096 Lazy Acres Rd;
• 5368 to 5960 Rodeo Dr;
• 8660 and 9900 Six Mile Hill Rd;
• 4420 Sugarloaf Rd;
• 4697 to 6628 Trans-Canada Hwy; and
• any other properties located within the area noted on the attached map.
If you are in the described area, you must leave immediately.
If you have been evacuated due to wildfires, you should register with Emergency Support Services (ESS) whether you need the support or not. This will help ensure that your loved ones and communities know where you are and know that you are safe.
You can self-register online at ess.gov.bc.ca. If you require assistance with self-registration you can ask for help by calling the Emergency Support Services Info Line: 1-800-585-9559.
Emergency Support Services will only be provided if your primary residence is one of the properties under evacuation order.
Staying with Family or Friends
We recommend you arrange to stay with family or friends as there is a critical shortage of commercial accommodations in Kamloops and throughout the region.
If you are able to stay with family or friends and require Emergency Support Services (ie, groceries, meals and other necessities), register online, and then complete the registration process by reporting to the nearest reception centre. Reception centre location information is available at www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca or by dialing 1-800-585-9559.
If you do not require Emergency Support Services, simply register online.
If you cannot stay with Family or Friends
If you cannot stay with friends or family, please report to the Annex Building, 3120 Creekside Way, in Sun Peaks
Tips: After you register, you may receive calls from unlisted numbers regarding your evacuee registration. Make sure your voicemail box is not full so ESS volunteers can leave a message.
If you have displacement insurance, you can also contact your insurance provider as they may have incidentals available to you.
For more information contact:
TNRD Emergency Operations Centre
Phone: 250 377 7188
Toll Free: 1 866 377 7188