Two new evacuation orders have been issued for the Sparks Lake wildfire for areas on the northeast end of Kamloops Lake, including part of Frederick, the remote community across the lake from Tobiano and west of Tranquille on the Lake.
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued the orders for 119 properties between Savona to the west, Frederick to the east and Red Lake to the north. Wildfire activity in the vicinity, which appears to be moving in a southeast direction, is threatening structures. The fire covers 40,000 hectares.
The BC Wildfire Service said fire activity on Monday afternoon challenged control lines. Airtankers provided support on the west flank of the fire near Split Rock, while helicopters worked in the Frog Lake area on the east flank.
The evacuation order is in effect for the following properties:
• 1280 to 2245 Copper Creek Rd;
• 2040 to 3672 Sabiston Creek Rd;
• 320 to 360 Savona Dump Rd;
• 788 to 7821 Savona Station Rd;
• 3037 and 3040 Dale Rd;
• 6304 to 6436 Frederick Rd
• 9552 to 9596 Harbridge Dr
• 9620 to 9792 Meadow Rd;
• 9540 to 10070 Tranquille-Criss Creek Rd any other properties identified on the attached map.
Those in the described areas must leave immediately.
Emergency Support Services is only being provided if a primary residence is one of the properties under evacuation order. The TNRD advised that, as there is no commercial lodging available in Kamloops, if one of the properties under evacuation order is a person’s primary residence, they should make arrangements to stay with family or friends.
Those in need of Emergency Support Services should report to the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre, which opens daily at 10 a.m.
People can also self-register online at https://ess.gov.bc.ca/ or by calling 1-800-585-9559.
For more information, contact the TNRD Emergency Operations Centre by phone at 250-377-7188, toll-free at 1-866-377-7188 or email at email@example.com.