Wildfire Update: UPDATED EVACUATION ALERT for Dunn Lake Road

Stefanie Poisson

Wildfire Update: UPDATED EVACUATION ALERT for Dunn Lake Road

An evacuation alert has been issued by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District / District of Clearwater. There is a wildfire in the vicinity of Dunn Lake and the wildfire poses an imminent threat to people and property. Due to the potential danger to life and health, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District / District of Clearwater has issued an Evacuation Alert for the following properties on Dunn Lake Road:

• 91, 131, 220, 446, 450, 460, 480, 556, 191, 566 Dunn Lake Road; as identified on the attached map.

An evacuation alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises and property should it be found necessary. Residents will
be given as much advance warning as possible prior to the evacuation; however, you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN AN ALERT IS IN EFFECT,
1. Locate all family members and be prepared to evacuate your residence and property to an identified safe reception center.
2. Gather essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (insurance), photographs and immediate care needs for dependents.
3. Prepare to move any disabled persons and children.
4. Collect pets and pet needs.
5. If possible, move livestock to a safe area.

IN THE EVENT AN EVACUATION ORDER IS REQUIRED, residents of Dunn Lake Road, identified on the attached map, will need to exit the area. A Reception Center has been setup at Royal Canadian Legion located at #2-257 Glen Road in Clearwater BC.
All residents that have been evacuated must register with Emergency Social Services at the designated reception center. Registration provides emergency personnel and family members with a list of evacuees and will provide evacuated residents with food, shelter and other personal necessities.

If you require transportation assistance or more information contact the Thompson- Nicola Regional District Emergency Operations Centre at 1-866-377-7188.

For Immediate Release: July 8, 2017, 1445 with the map

 

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