UPDATE: 8:25 p.m.
The evacuation order affecting nearly 100 properties has been downgraded to an alert by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District at around 8:00 p.m.
UPDATE: 6:51 p.m.
BC Wildfire Services has deemed the Napier Lake a wildfire of note.
It’s now estimated at around 25 hectares and is burning out of control.
An evacuation order is in effect for 96 nearby properties.
The cause is still undetermined.
Six firefighters, three helicopters and heavy equipment are being used to combat the blaze.
The provincial agency says air tankers have completed their action on the fire today.
#BCWildfire Service is responding to the Napier Lake wildfire (K21556) located ~4km NE of Stump Lake. There are currently 3 personnel responding with support from air tankers and 3 helicopters. Smoke from this incident will be highly visible to travellers on #BCHwy5A due to wind.
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) July 7, 2021
UPDATE: 6:00 p.m.
Nearly 100 properties in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District are under evacuation order.
The 96 properties in the vicinity of Napier Lake are being threatened by a wildfire that broke out near Trapp Lake.
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an #EvacuationOrder in the vicinity of Napier Lake that is threatening structures and the safety of residents for 96 properties due to a current #bcwildfirehttps://t.co/NzgEWthUmc pic.twitter.com/bvZ3O0fgHX
— TNRD (@TNRD) July 8, 2021
A wildfire has broken out near Trapp Lake off Highway 5A, between Kamloops and Merritt.
The blaze sparked about 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Flames are growing close to homes surrounding Trapp Lake.
BC Wildfire is on scene with air tankers, dropping water on the blaze.
According to a witness, people were packing up and leaving their homes.
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has not issued an official statement of evacuation.
The estimated size is not yet known, neither is the cause of the fire.
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