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 Sparks 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 the following 110 addressed properties:
- 3037 and 3040 Dale Rd;
- 6304 to 6436 Frederick Rd
- 9552 to 9596 Harbridge Dr
- 9620 to 9792 Meadow Rd;
- 9540 to 10070 Tranquille-Criss Creek Rd; and
- any other properties 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.
As there is no commercial lodging available in Kamloops if one of the properties under evacuation order is your primary residence, and you can stay with friends or family please report to the McArthur Island Sports Centre located at 1655 Island Pkwy in Kamloops.
If you cannot stay with friends or family please report to the Emergency Services Reception Centre located at Prestige Harbourfront Resort located at 251 Harbourfront Drive NW, Salmon Arm, BC.
If you choose, you can assist the registration process by self-registering using the Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA) Tool https://ess.gov.bc.ca/ or by calling the Emergency Support Services Info Line at 1-800-585-9559.
For more information contact:
TNRD Emergency Operations Centre
Phone: 250 377 7188
Toll Free: 1 866 377 7188