A new evacuation order for the Bonaparte Plateau was issued by the TNRD Saturday afternoon.

A new evacuation order for the Bonaparte Plateau was issued by the TNRD Saturday afternoon.

Evacuation order for Bonaparte Plateau

TNRD issues order for properties near Gustafsen and Neilson lakes

Several properties in the Gustafsen Lake and Neilson Lake area are under evacuation order due to the nearby Flat Lake fire.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued the order for the Electoral Area E, Bonaparte Plateau region Saturday afternoon. The area under order is about 35 km southwest of 100 Mile House.

The wildfire, most recently listed at 14,000 hectares, has already caused the evacuation of more than 1,000 properties in the Flat Lake to Green Lake North area, including 93 Mile and parts of Lone Butte.

Another 56 properties remain on evacuation order near Young Lake, where a fire is burning out of control. About 231 properties in the area remain on evacuation alert, according to a BC Wildfire Service update.

More to come…



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