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 Mowhokam Creek/George Road is threatening structures and the safety of residents in Electoral Area “I” (Blue Sky Country).
Because of the potential danger to life and safety, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation order for 22 properties addressed as:
• 1040 to 1210 George Rd;
• 2730 and 2740 Siwash Rd;
• 752 to 838 Trans-Canada Hwy;
• 874 Trans-Canada Hwy;
• 1140 Trans-Canada Hwy;
• 1912 Trans-Canada Hwy;
• 1940 Trans-Canada Hwy;
• 2176 Trans-Canada Hwy;
• 2781 to 3045 Trans-Canada Hwy; and
• any other properties noted within the area 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.
We recommend you arrange to stay with friends or family. If you cannot stay with friends or family please report to the reception centre at Chilliwack Senior Secondary School, 46363 Yale Rd, Chilliwack.
For more information contact:
TNRD Emergency Operations Centre
Phone: 250 377 7188
Toll Free: 1 866 377 7188