An evacuation alert was issued Saturday Electoral Area E due to the Churn Creek wildfire. (TNRD)

An evacuation alert was issued Saturday Electoral Area E due to the Churn Creek wildfire. (TNRD)

Update: Evacuation alert issued in Electoral Area E due to Churn Creek Wildfire

Two properties on Empire Valley Road affected

Update: The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued an evacuation alert Saturday for two properties in Electoral Area “E” Bonaparte Plateau due to the Churn Creek wildfire.

The alert, for 7129 and 7140 Empire Valley Rd., has been issued to prepare residents to evacuate their premises or property if necessary. “Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however, you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions,” the alert stated.

Residents are advised to pack essential items such as government-issued ID, medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (e.g. insurance, credit, and mortgage information), move livestock to a safe area, arrange transportation and accommodation for all household members and fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles.

Those on alert should wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued before leaving. More info can be found at www.bcwildfire.ca and www.tnrd.ca/emergency-services

Earlier story:

Fire crews are on the scene of a wildfire south of Canoe Creek Friday afternoon.

The fire, suspected to be caused by lightning, is listed as approximately four hectares in size and is located on the west side of the Fraser River in the Churn Creek Protected Area.

Another fire approximately two kilometres southwest of Kelly Lake outside of Clinton has been also reported by BC Wildfire Service.

Listed as 0.01 hectares in size, no further details were immediately available from the fire information office.

The new blaze is located within the already evacuated Electoral Area B – Pavilion Lake zone of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, where property owners were directed to leave Thursday night due to threats from the nearby McKay Creek fire.

That fire has grown to an estimated 22,000 hectares since it was first reported June 29.

More to come.



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