An evacuation alert covering three electoral areas in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has been lifted for properties in the vicinity of the Napier Lake wildfire south of Kamloops.
The alert was rescinded to an all clear on Monday (July 12) in electoral areas J (Copper Desert Country) and L (Grasslands) and M (Beautiful Nicola Valley-North) as the wildfire no longer poses an imminent risk to the safety of residents.
The alert was in place for the past five days for the following addresses:
• 8420 to 8588 Fraser Rd; • 80 to 200 Golden Quill Trail; • 7085 to 7745 Hwy 5A; • 11425 Kamloops-Merritt Hwy 5A; • 8745 to 8805 Long Lake Rd; • 8165 to 8895 Old Kamloops Rd; • 7630 to 7650 Raven Ridge Rd; • 6465 to 8145 Trapp Lake Rd; • 16 to 72 Windy Way; and • other properties as identified on the attached map.
The Napier Lake wildfire is currently listed at 56 hectares in size, located some 30 kilometres south of Kamloops off Highway 5A.
The fire has not grown in the past five days and is classified as being held by firefighters, who continue to do douse hot spots and patrol the fire.
On Monday, the BC Wildfire Service reported there being little fire activity on the north and south ends of the blaze and noted sufficient suppression action has been taken that the fire is not likely to spread beyond existing boundaries under the prevailing and forecast conditions.
Should conditions change, however, an evacuation alert and/or an evacuation order could be reinstated as necessary. Residents can contact the Emergency Operations Centre at 250-377-7188 for further information or assistance.