Allie Lake evac orders

UPDATE: 5:10 p.m.

An evacuation order has been issued for 14 properties in the Allie Lake area.

The following properties are ordered to evacuate immediately:

Electoral Area “E”: 9221, 9593 Clinton-Upper Loon Lake FSR, 3050, 3515, 4240, 4244, 4248 Eagan-Bonaparte Lake FSR

Electoral Area “J”:7888, 8396 Clinton-Upper Loon Lake FSR, 9145, 9425, 9708, 9713, 10020 Deadman Vidette Road.

If you are in the described area, you must leave immediately. If you have any large animals or livestock in need of shelter, contact the TNRD EOC at 1-866-377- 7188.

Properties on Clinton-Upper Loon Lake FSR & Eagan-Bonaparte Lake FSR are asked to travel north to Highway 24 and east to Little Fort, then south on Highway 5 to Barriere.

Addresses on Deadman-Vidette Road should travel south on Deadman Vidette Road to Highway 1 and east to Kamloops.

An evacuation alert has also been issued by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District for 51 address points.

5160, 5193, 5233, 5245, 5401, 5450 Bonaparte Lake

9992 to 10096 Bonaparte-Spur Lake FSR

4680 to 5760 Eagan-Bonaparte Lake FSR

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

UPDATE: 4:45 p.m.

The Allie Lake wildfire remains at 1,600 hectares in size.

"BC Wildfire Service has 73 firefighters and air support in the form of four helicopters, one air-tanker, as well as six pieces of heavy equipment on site," Marla Catherall, Communications Assistant with the Kamloops Fire Centre.

Catherall says the reason for the substantial growth last night was because it spread into Pine Beetle territory.

"The trees are quite dry in that location," she said.

The Xusum Creek wildfire is currently estimated at 400 hectares.

"The BC Wildfire Service has 64 firefighters on scene. As well as three helicopters, three pieces of heavy equipment, and a skimmer on request," Catherall said.

Th priority today was securing the north and south plank to prevent the fire from spreading across the valley draws.

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District reports that the social media reports clamming injury, death and property burned from the fire are false.

"This information is false and is causing people unnecessary distress. We encourage people to keep updated from official sources," SlRD said.

ORIGINAL: 10:20 a.m.

A wildfire burning northwest of Kamloops has doubled in size overnight, while another fire burning west of Lillooet has also grown.

The Allie Lake wildfire is now estimated to be burning an area of 1,600 hectares, up from 800 hectares late Thursday afternoon.

While the fire, burning 55 kilometres northwest of Kamloops, is not threatening any homes, it's producing a significant amount of smoke that's visible from several communities.

The Xusum Creek wildfire, burning 35 km west of Lillooet, has grown to 400 hectares Friday morning, and has now crossed Highline Road.

Thursday evening, two homes on Highline Road were evacuated, while four others were placed on evacuation alert, in addition to the 25 homes on alert from Wednesday. All evacuation orders and alerts remain in place.

Ground crews, along with air support, are working to minimize fire growth in the Highline Road area.

The cause of the fires are unknown at this time, but the BC Wildfire Service is investigating. Both fires were discovered Wednesday

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