TNRD lifts evacuation order for the Boston Flats community

By Chad Klassen
July 28, 2017 - 4:18pm Updated: July 28, 2017 - 5:57pm

KAMLOOPS — Three weeks after the Elephant Hill wildfire, formerly known as the Ashcroft Reserve wildfire, was sparked, the evacuation order for the community of Boston Flats, which was devastated by the fast-moving flames, has been lifted.

All but three of the 60-unit mobile home park was completely destroyed by the fire, which was ignited on July 6th, forcing residents there to flee to Kamloops for shelter.

Many have been staying with friends in nearby Cache Creek since its evacuation order was lifted last week. The TNRD is now handing over responsibility to the property owners. 

"We have rescinded the evacuation order for the Boston Flats mobile home park as of 5 p.m. What that means is we're just handing the property back over to the property owner," said Kristen Rodrigue from the TNRD emergency operations centre. 
"The property owner is working with his insurance company and the Red Cross to deal with the lost structures there, and any of the homeowners will have to work with the property owner to gain access."

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