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) and Electoral Area “M” (Beautiful Nicola Valley-North).
Because of the potential danger to life and safety, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation order for 28 properties addressed as:
- 4523 to 5073 Back Rd;
- 6866 to 7660 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. owever, if you have been evacuated from your primary residence and you are staying with friends or family, you can access some ESS services by reporting to McArthur Island Sports Centre located at 1655 Island Pkwy in Kamloops between 0900 and 1600 hrs.
If you cannot stay with friends or family please report to the Salvation Army Building at 1480 Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna for group lodging.
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.