UPDATE SUNDAY 9AM: Several homes in Clearwater are under an evacuation order.
The properties include:
- 415 to 480 Clearwater Station Rd
- 91 to 566 Dunn Lake Rd
- 524 Russell Rd
District of Clearwater is now under an evacuation alert.
Mayor John Harwood signed the order on Saturday afternoon.
The alert covers the entire District of Clearwater, with the exception of the Canfor mill-site and Yellowhead Mines property in Vavenby.
An evacuation alert means everyone within the designated area should get ready to leave.
An evacuation order, which means it’s time to leave, has not yet been issued for Clearwater.
However, depending on the circumstances, an evacuation order may be issued at any time.
An evacuation alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises and property should it be found necessary. Residents will be given as much advance warning as possible prior to the evacuation; however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions. What you should do when an evacuation alert is in place:
1. Locate all family members and be prepared to evacuate your residence and property to an identified safe reception center.
2. Gather essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (insurance), photographs and immediate care needs for dependants.
3. Prepare to move any disabled persons and children.
4. Collect pets and pet needs.
5. If possible, move livestock to a safe area.
McCarthy Lake area ordered evacuated
Thompson-Nicola Regional District gave an evacuation order for the McCarthy Lake area north of Hallamore Lake on Saturday afternoon.
The Hallamore Lake and Dunn Lake areas were ordered evacuated earlier.
As a municipality, District of Clearwater issues evacuation alerts and orders within its boundaries. Outside its boundaries, in areas such as East Blackpool and Blackpool, it is the TNRD that issues alerts and orders.
As of late Saturday afternoon, evacuation alerts for East Blackpool (other than the McCarthy Lake area) and Blackpool were posted on the TNRD website.
EVACUATION ORDER: A rapidly moving wildfire currently located in Electoral Area "A" is threatening properties in… https://t.co/4mvpPFSv38
— TNRD (@TNRD) July 15, 2017
Residences in the McCarthy Lake area include:
- 2357 to 3141 Auldgirth Rd
- 285 Bradshaw Rd
- 1939 to 3085 Dunn Lake Rd
- 60, 61 Emery Rd
- 2560 to 2790 McCarthy Creek Rd
- 9840 Windpass Rd
Evacuees from the McCarthy Lake area are being directed to Kamloops, where they should report to the Emergency Social Services (ESS) Reception Centre at Thompson Rivers University in the Old Main Building, 900 McGill Rd in Kamloops.
Little Fort evacuation alert extended
Also on Saturday afternoon, the TNRD extended the evacuation alert southwards the evacuation alert already in place for Little Fort.
The address included in the alert are:
• 8321 to 8880 Dunn Lake Rd
• 8385 to 8960 Hwy 5
• 8919 Thuya Creek Rd
More to come.