KAMLOOPS — Growth of the Elephant Hill fire near Clinton has forced the evacuation oif that community and the surrounding area.
TNRD officials issued the order around 5:00 PM this afternoon.
For Immediate Release (July 29, 2017 – 4:30 p.m.): The Elephant Hill fire has that has been threatening the Village of Clinton and surrounding areas has now resulted in the immediate evacuation of all properties located within the red Evacuation Order area, as shown on the attached maps. This includes the entire Village of Clinton, with the exception of the Chasm Mill site, as well as some additional properties north-east of Clinton, including: 925, 955, 985 McCall Road 780, 793, 799, 802, 807, 808, 815, 820, 823, 825 Valley Road Anyone in the described area must leave immediately. It is suggested that evacuees shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers. If evacuees have large animals/livestock in need of shelter, please contact the TNRD EOC at 1-866-377-7188. Highway 97 has been closed at 70 Mile House and south of Clinton due to the fire. The highway will remain open southbound at Clinton to support the evacuation of residents to Kamloops. Evacuees requiring support services such as food and accommodation must register at the Sandman Centre at 300 Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC. Those that do not require these services are still required to register with the Red Cross at 1-800-863-6582 or www.redcross.ca
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