More properties under evacuation alert due to Embleton Mountain fire

The wildfire is threatening properties on Heffley-Louis Creek and Lake Bay roads.

Another evacuation order has been issued in connection to the Embleton Mountain wildfire west of Sun Peaks and Whitecroft.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued the order for the following seven properties, due to risk to life and property:

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• 2720 Heffley-Louis Creek Rd;

• 2765 Heffley-Louis Creek Rd;

• 2789 Heffley-Louis Creek Rd;

• 2810 Heffley-Louis Creek Rd;

• 2817 Heffley-Louis Creek Rd;

• 2845 Heffley-Louis Creek Rd;

• 6225 Lake Bay Rd and other properties within the

boundary noted on the attached map.

Those in the described area must leave immediately.

Emergency Support Services will only be provided if one’s primary residence is one of the properties under evacuation order.

There is currently no commercial lodging available in Kamloops for evacuees, who are being asked to stay with friends or family. Evacuees are asked to report to the McArthur Island Sports and Event Centre between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to register for Emergency Support Services. Registration can also be done online at https://ess.gov.bc.ca/  or by calling 1-800-585-9559.

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