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Seven properties in TNRD areas "E" and "J" are under an evacuation order. (Submitted photo)

More evacuation orders for Sparks Lake wildfire near Kamloops

TNRD properties in Electoral Areas “E” (Bonaparte Plateau) and “J” (Copper Desert Country) to evacuate

Seven properties in TNRD areas "E" and "J" are under an evacuation order. (Submitted photo)
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Another evacuation order has been issued due to the Sparks Lake wildfire. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)

Evacuation order issued for areas near Young Lake

The order is for properties in Electoral Areas ‘J’, ‘E’ and ‘O’.

Another evacuation order has been issued due to the Sparks Lake wildfire. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)
The evacuation alert currently in effect for properties in TNRD Electoral Area 'E'. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)

Evacuation alert issued for properties due to Flat Lake wildfire

The alert is for properties in TNRD Electoral Area “E”

The evacuation alert currently in effect for properties in TNRD Electoral Area 'E'. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)
An evacuation alert has been issued in Electoral Areas ‘I’ and ‘J’ (Submitted photo)

Evacuation alert issued for properties near Barnes Lake

Properties in Electoral Areas ‘I’ and ‘J’ are on evacuation alert.

An evacuation alert has been issued in Electoral Areas ‘I’ and ‘J’ (Submitted photo)
The evacation alert currently in effect for TNRD Electoral Area ‘E’. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)

Evacuation Alert issued for Bonaparte Plateau area

The alert is in response to a wildfire burning in the Clinton Look Lake FSR area.

The evacation alert currently in effect for TNRD Electoral Area ‘E’. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)
The evacation alert currently in effect for TNRD Electoral Area ‘E’. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)

Evacuation Alert issued for Bonaparte Plateau area

The alert is in response to a wildfire burning in the Clinton Loon Lake FSR area.

The evacation alert currently in effect for TNRD Electoral Area ‘E’. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)
An evacuation order has been issued for 17 properties near the Gladwin Mobile Home Park (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)

Evacuation order issued for TNRD Electoral Area “I” north of Lytton

The order is for properties in the area of Gladwin Mobile Home Park/Jade Springs

An evacuation order has been issued for 17 properties near the Gladwin Mobile Home Park (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)
An evacuation order for areas north of Lytton will not be downgraded, despite an earlier notice from the TNRD. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)

Evacuation order will not be downgraded for residences in electoral area ‘I’

Over 50 properties have been issued an evacuation order by the TNRD.

An evacuation order for areas north of Lytton will not be downgraded, despite an earlier notice from the TNRD. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)
An evacuation alert has been issued by the TNRD for 50 properties in Electoral Area "I" due to a wildfire in the Barnes Lake area. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District)

Evacuation alert issued by TNRD for Area ‘I’

The alert is due to a wildfire near Barnes Lake.

An evacuation alert has been issued by the TNRD for 50 properties in Electoral Area "I" due to a wildfire in the Barnes Lake area. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District)
Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

Evacuation order issued for residences in electoral area ‘J’

Over 110 properties have been issued an evacuation order by the TNRD.

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
Trapp Lake wildfire.
Trapp Lake wildfire.
The Sparks Lake wildfire on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Evacuation order issued for Sabiston Lake area due to Sparks Lake Wildfire

Those near the Sabiston FSR are under an evacuation order, evacuation alert issued for 119 other properties.

The Sparks Lake wildfire on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
A wildfire by Logan Lake, taken from Duffy Lake. (Cressen Isaac / Facebook)

Evacuation order issued for Durand Lake area due to nearby fires

Over 160 properties are part of the evacuation order.

A wildfire by Logan Lake, taken from Duffy Lake. (Cressen Isaac / Facebook)
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Footage taken from across the gas station in Little Fort shows the traffic stopped on Highway 5. (Photo courtesy of Pam Jim)
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Prescription pills containing oxycodone and acetaminophen are pictured in this June 20, 2012 photo. Pandemic exacerbates opioid crisis, as overdoses rise and services fade. The COVID-19 crisis has overshadowed an equally dark pandemic of opioid overdoses, which have risen sharply since March as the border closure and limited access to services raise fatal risks for drug users. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

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Prescription pills containing oxycodone and acetaminophen are pictured in this June 20, 2012 photo. Pandemic exacerbates opioid crisis, as overdoses rise and services fade. The COVID-19 crisis has overshadowed an equally dark pandemic of opioid overdoses, which have risen sharply since March as the border closure and limited access to services raise fatal risks for drug users. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
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