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TNRD Issues Evacuation Order Due to Wild Goose Lake Wildfire

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An evacuation order has been issued due to a rapidly moving wildfire currently located in Electoral Area “E” (Bonaparte Plateau).

Because of the potential danger to life and health, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation order for the properties as identified on the attached map.

“If you are in the described area, you must leave immediately and report to the Emergency Reception Centre located at 306 Lebourdais St. in Clinton” said the TNRD.

“It is also suggested that evacuees turn off the power and gas to all appliances other than refrigerators and freezers.”

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Use the TNRD’s online interactive map to see all the areas on evacuation order and alert: https://bit.ly/2tvM7ws

If you require more information contact the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Emergency Operation Centre at 1-877-377-8673. Current hours of operation for the Emergency Operations Centre are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. These hours are subject to change as required.

For emergency assistance after hours, contact the Emergency Coordination Centre at 1-800-663-3456.

The lightning caused Wild Goose Lake fire (C41745) as of Saturday, August 11 was mapped by the BC Wildfire Service as 3,300 hectares and listed as 30% contained.

“This area has light, flashy fuels and large grassy areas which have contributed to the increased size,” the Service said.

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