Durand Lake Wildfire
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 Durand Lake 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 71 properties addressed as:
- 9273 to 9437 Dominic Lake Forest Service Rd;
- 4445 Greenstone Rd;
- 2380 to 5625 Tunkwa Lake Rd; and
- other properties as identified on the attached map.
If you are in the described area, you must leave immediately.
Emergency Support Services will only be provided if your primary residence is one of the properties under evacuation order. No commercial lodging is available; please make arrangements to stay with friends or family.
If you require Emergency Support Service with group lodging report to:
- Merritt Reception Centre at 1950 Mamette Ave, in Merritt; or
- Chilliwack Senior Secondary School, 46363 Yale Rd, Chilliwack.
If you can stay with friends or family, you can register for Emergency Support Services by reporting to the McArthur Island Sports Centre parking lot at 1655 Island Pkwy in Kamloops.
To self-register as an evacuee at McArthur Island Sports Centre you can use the Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA) Tool: https://ess.gov.bc.ca/. When you arrive remain in, or near to, the vehicle you arrived in. An ESS volunteer will contact you using the phone number you listed on your self-registration.
If you do not have a device that allows you to self-register, please report to the front door of the McArthur Island Sport Centre to provide your name and await further instruction.
For more information contact: TNRD Emergency Operations Centre Phone: (250) 377-7188 Toll Free: 1-866-377-7188 firstname.lastname@example.org