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More fire evacuations

An approaching wildfire has forced the Village of Clinton to issue a community-wide evacuation alert.

A statement was issued by the municipality earlier this evening, reading:

"There is a wildfire approaching the Village of Clinton and the wildfire poses an imminent threat to people and property. Due to the potential danger to life and health, the Village of Clinton has issued an evacuation alert for the entire Village of Clinton, with the exception of the Chasm Mill site.

"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."

An evacuation order has also been issued by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District for more than 370 properties in the Loon Lake area, east of Clinton.

These include:

  • From 15 Loon Lake Rd to 3250 Loon Lake Rd
  • From 3094 Stevens Rd to 3087 Stevens Rd
  • 98, 125, 145, 164, 200 Cornell Rd
  • 4753, 4797, 5015, 5037, 5077, 5221, 5296, 5053, 5385, 5411, 5468, 5511, 5515, 5525, 5529, 5589, 5637, 5661, 5665, 6265, 6281, 6353, 6696, 6715, 6729, 6769, 6801, 6805, 6814, 6817, 6824, 6848, 6855, 6935, 6938, 7026, 7062 Hwy 97
  • 6681, 6697 26 Mile Frontage Rd
  • 1280, 1284 Rensch Rd
  • 1090, 1134, 1190 Tomlin Rd

Those evacuated are asked to register at the Old Main Building at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.



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