Evacuation Order – White Rock Lake Wildfire – Electoral Area “L” (Grasslands)

Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2021, 21:53 Type: Evacuation Order Status: Current

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 Westwold is threatening structures and the safety of residents in Electoral Area “L” (Grasslands).

Because of the potential danger to life and safety, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation order for 13 properties addressed as:

  •  7820 to 8640 Douglas Lake Rd; and
  • any other properties within the boundary noted 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.

There is currently no commercial lodging available in Kamloops.  If one of the properties under evacuation order is your primary residence, and you choose to stay with friends or family, you can report to the McArthur Island Sports Centre located at 1655 Island Pkwy in Kamloops any time after 09:00 am tomorrow (Monday, July 19, 2021) to register for additional services.  If you choose, you can assist the registration process by self-registering using the Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA) Tool https://ess.gov.bc.ca/.

If you cannot stay with friends or family please report to the Salvation Army Building at 1480 Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna for group lodging.

EOC Evacuation Status Dashboard

Evacuation Order – White Rock Lake Wildfire – Electoral Area “L” (Grasslands)

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 Westwold is threatening structures and the safety of residents in Electoral Area “L” (Grasslands).

Because of the potential danger to life and safety, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation order for 13 properties addressed as:

  •  7820 to 8640 Douglas Lake Rd; and
  • any other properties within the boundary noted 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.

There is currently no commercial lodging available in Kamloops.  If one of the properties under evacuation order is your primary residence, and you choose to stay with friends or family, you can report to the McArthur Island Sports Centre located at 1655 Island Pkwy in Kamloops any time after 09:00 am tomorrow (Monday, July 19, 2021) to register for additional services.  If you choose, you can assist the registration process by self-registering using the Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA) Tool https://ess.gov.bc.ca/.

If you cannot stay with friends or family please report to the Salvation Army Building at 1480 Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna for group lodging.

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