British Columbia

Wildfire forces evacuation of properties near Clinton, B.C.

The order affects people living at 7737, 7845, 8030 Fenton Rd., 8856 Linden Rd., 1357 to 2025 Mound Rd. and 1577 Mound-Loon Lake Rd.

Evacuees are asked to register with the Red Cross

A man walks along the roadside between Clinton and Kamloops, B.C., on July 15, 2017, as smoke from a nearby wildfire billows in the background. (Tina Lovgreen/CBC)

An evacuation order has been issued for several properties northeast of Clinton, B.C. due to a rapidly moving wildfire in the area.

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The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued the order late Tuesday night, affecting the following properties:

  • 7737, 7845, 8030 Fenton Rd.
  • 8856 Linden Rd.
  • 1357 to 2025 Mound Rd.
  • 1577 Mound-Loon Lake Rd.

The district said evacuees should leave immediately and shut off all gas and electrical appliances.

Anyone with large animals or livestock in need of shelter is asked to contact the emergency operations centre at 1-866-377-7188

Anyone requiring food and accommodation is also asked to register at the Sandman Centre at 300 Lorne St. in Kamloops.

All evacuees are also required to register with the Red Cross at 1-800-863-6582.

The evacuation order affects people living within the red marked area on this map. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District)