UPDATE 12:10 p.m.
The Cariboo Regional District has also issued an expanded evacuation order, for the area south of of Highway 20 to the southern CRD border and east to the Fraser River.
This is an expansion of the order issued on July 28, 2017, for the area south of Highway 20 to Alex Lake.
A map of the impacted areas can be found here.
ORIGINAL 9:30 a.m.
More homes are being evacuated in the Cariboo region because of the Elephant Mountain Fire which continues to threaten properties along Hwy 99 within Electoral Area I.
The latest evacuation order is for the following addresses:
- 3265, 3269, 3419 Hwy 97
- 1468 Hwy 99
- 3515, 3540 Jackson Rd.
Because of the potential danger to life and health, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has ordered everyone to evacuate immediately.
If possible, evacuees are asked to shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers.
Those with large animals/livestock in need of shelter, are asked to contact the TNRD EOC at 1-866-377-7188.
Those requiring support services such as food and accommodation are asked to register at the
Sandman Centre at 300 Lorne St., Kamloops.
All evacuees are still required to register with the Red Cross at 1-800-863-6582, or www.redcross.ca.