Wildfire leads to 100 Mile House being placed on evacuation alert

Interior Health has cancelled its COVID-19 immunization clinics in 100 Mile House and is evacuating six residents from long-term care, two community care clients and nine acute-care patients. The hospital in 100 Mile House remains open.

An evacuation alert has been issued on Wednesday (July 14) for 100 Mile House and the Horse Lake/ Sheridan Lake area.

Mayor Mitch Campsall said in a release that the Flat Lake wildfire south of 100 Mile House has resulted in potential danger to life and homes.

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Campsall said the alert includes all of the District of 100 Mile House and residents should prepare to evacuate.

In addition, evacuation orders in the area near 100 Mile House have been issued.

This comes following an evacuation order for the Flat Lake and Green Lake North area issued Wednesday morning due to the same wildfire. The blaze is listed as a fire of note and has an estimated size of 2,033 hectares.

Potential evacuees should ensure they have 72 hours worth of supplies.

Meanwhile, Interior Health has cancelled its COVID-19 immunization clinics in 100 Mile House and is evacuating some patients due to the wildfire.

Six residents from long-term care, two community care clients and nine acute-care patients have been evacuated.

The 100 Mile District General Hospital is not evacuated at this time and anyone requiring emergency care should proceed to the hospital as needed.

Interior Health said in a statement it will directly contact those booked for immunization appointments to reschedule.

Those requiring support during the crisis are encouraged to call the BC Crisis Line at 310-6789.

Interior Health said it also continues to monitor wildfire activity across the region, including supporting anyone who may be in isolation due to COVID-19. Separate arrangements will be made for anyone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 to protect the public from potential exposure.

Everyone is reminded to make preparations for wildfires and smoky skies as air quality deteriorates by clicking here.

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