Program Launched for TNRD Wildfire Debris Removal

Kamloops, BC — January 20, 2022 — The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) will assist with debris clean-up for property owners within Electoral Areas who lost structures as a result of wildfires in 2021. Support is available through the new Wildfire Disaster Debris Removal Program, supported by the Canadian Red Cross and the Province of BC.

Burnt structures may contain asbestos, lead and other hazards. Contaminated ash can escape into the environment and migrate to other properties. Property owners without adequate insurance may not be able to clean up debris on their property.

Homeowners who suffered structure loss and need assistance with debris removal are asked to contact the TNRD to register for the program. To register, please call 250 377-6312 or email Please include your contact information and address of impacted property. Registration and assessments of properties will occur over the next couple months, with clean-up of properties to begin this spring.

Please note this program focuses on rural Electoral Areas of the TNRD impacted by the fires, such as Monte Lake, Tranquille, and Botanie Valley. Debris removal in Lytton is being coordinated separately by the Village of Lytton. Planning for clean-up of the Village is ongoing. Please contact the Village directly for more information.

For information on the TNRD’s wildfire debris removal program and a list of frequently asked questions, visit the new webpage: 2021 Wildfire Debris Removal Program.

Media contact:

Jamie Vieira, Deputy General Manager of Operations
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250 377-7197

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