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UPDATE: Elephant Hill fire causes Evacuation Order near HWY 99

(UPDATE: August 4th, 2017 @ 9:40 a.m.) - Evacuation Order for Electoral Area "I"

An Evacuation Order has been issued for properties within the Electoral Area "I", due to the Elephant Hill wildfire's growth along Hwy 99.

The TNRD has ordered everyone to evacuate the following properties immediately:

• 3265, 3269, 3419 Hwy 97
• 1468 Hwy 99
• 3515, 3540 Jackson Rd.

If you have large animals/livestock in need of shelter, contact the TNRD EOC at 1-866-377-7188.

<who> Photo Credit: TNRD

(UPDATE: July 30, 2017 @ 12:10 p.m.)

The Elephant Hill Wildfire is expected to see some growth a result of recent hot and dry conditions, combined with strong winds.

According to Fire Information Officer, Rosalie Macaulay, the last estimated size of the fire was 70,387 hectares, which does not include growth from fire activity on Saturday, July 29th.

There are currently 357 firefighters, 108 structural protection specialists, 20 helicopters, 69 pieces of heavy equipment, and an incident management team at the scene.

Night crews were working on the fire throughout the night. An update on fire growth and activity will be available later in the afternoon, Sunday, July 30th.

Due to aggressive fire behaviour, Macauley said that a portion of Highway 97 was closed, and evacuation orders were expanded.

(UPDATE: July 30, 2017 @ 7:00 a.m.)

A rapidly moving wildfire currently located in Electoral Area “E” continues to threaten properties in the areas south and east of Green Lake, as well as 70 Mile House.

See PDFs below for orders and maps.

PDF- Additional orders for Electoral Area E

(UPDATE: July 29, 2017 @ 8:40 p.m.)

The Elephant Hill Fire in Electoral Area “E” continues to threaten properties north and south of Clinton along the Hwy 97 corridor, including Chasm Rd and Loon Lake Rd. The expansion of the Village of Clinton Evacuation Order has now also been extended to include the Clinton Chasm Mill site area. See the linked PDFs below for orders and maps.

PDF - Village of Clinton Chasm Mill site area,

PDF - Electoral Area “E”

PDF - Electoral Area “E” (Bonaparte Plateau)

Original story - Elephant Hill fire causes evacuation of the Village of Clinton and North East of Clinton

The Elephant Hill fire has that has been threatening the Village of Clinton and surrounding areas has now resulted in the immediate evacuation of all properties located within the red Evacuation Order area, as shown on the attached maps. This includes the entire Village of Clinton, with the exception of the Chasm Mill site, as well as some additional properties north-east of Clinton, including:

 925, 955, 985 McCall Road
 780, 793, 799, 802, 807, 808, 815, 820, 823, 825 Valley Road

Anyone in the described area must leave immediately. It is suggested that evacuees shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers. If evacuees have large animals/livestock in need of shelter, please contact the TNRD EOC at 1-866-377-7188.

Highway 97 has been closed at 70 Mile House and south of Clinton due to the fire. The highway will remain open southbound at Clinton to support the evacuation of residents to Kamloops.

Evacuees requiring support services such as food and accommodation must register at the Sandman Centre at 300 Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC. Those that do not require these services are still required to register with the Red Cross at 1-800-863-6582 or www.redcross.ca

Please click here for the pdf showing maps of both areas and the evacuation order.

For more information contact:
EOC Information Officer,
eoccommunications@tnrd.ca, 1-866-377-7188



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