TNRD Confirms Structural Impacts on 11 Properties Due to Bush Creek East Fire

Kamloops, BC – August 23, 2023 – The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) Emergency Operations Centre has completed Rapid Damage Assessment (RDA) in areas within TNRD jurisdiction impacted by the Bush Creek East wildfire.

As of today, August 23, 2023, the TNRD has confirmed structural impacts on 11 properties due to this fire. Of these, there are nine properties where structures have been destroyed, and two properties where structures have been damaged.

All impacted structures within TNRD jurisdiction were observed in the southern Adams Lake area. To date, there have been no structures damaged or destroyed in the TNRD areas of Loakin-Bear Creek Road, or in Turtle Valley.

The TNRD Emergency Operation Center is reaching out directly to property owners who have had structures damaged or destroyed and will be working to inform these property owners of next steps in recovery.

At this time, several areas within TNRD Electoral Areas “O” (Lower North Thompson) and “P” (Rivers and the Peaks) remain on Evacuation Order due to the Bush Creek East fire. These areas include lower west Adams Lake, Turtle Valley, and portions of Loakin-Bear Creek Road. There remain ongoing hazards in fire affected areas, including downed power lines, danger trees, and debris. Active fire suppression efforts are also continuing in many areas.

The TNRD will continue to work with responding agencies to lift Evacuation Orders as soon as possible, and downgrading of Evacuation Orders will come at the recommendation of the BC Wildfire Service.

For up-to-date information on Evacuation Orders or Alerts within TNRD boundaries, please visit: For information on status and response activities of all active wildfires, please visit:  


Emergency Operations Centre
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250 377-7188

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