Seymour Arm under evacuation alert due to B.C. wildfires

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      A community in the Shuswap region of B.C. is being alerted to prepare for a possible evacuation.

      From the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Operations Centre this afternoon (July 14), the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) issued an evacuation alert for Seymour Arm at Shuswap Lake, which is located near Silver Beach Provincial Park.

      The CSRD stated that a wildfire burning in the “Hunakwa Lake in Electoral Area F is growing and may pose a danger”.

      The alert is being issued as a precautionary measure due to the potential danger to health, life, or property.

      All Seymour Arm residents are being asked to register online with Emergency Support Services and to indicate the community is Seymour Arm, which is an essential step in the event of an evacuation order.

      Residents should contact all family members and establish a meeting location outside of the evacuation area for reconnecting during an evacuation.

      Earlier this afternoon, an evacuation order was issued for over 1,500 properties in the 100 Mile House area due to wildfires.

      Previously, a watershed near Kamloops in the Shuswap region was reported as approaching B.C.’s most extreme rating level of drought.

       

       

       

       

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