Elephant Hill evacuees get update at meeting tonight

By Doug Collins
July 31, 2017 - 2:19pm

KAMLOOPS — Wildfire evacuees put out of their homes by the Elephant Hill wildfire between Ashcroft and Clinton will get an update from emergency officials tonight.

The TNRD says the meeting will provide updated information to people impacted by the large blaze, over 78,000 hectares in size.

There are a large number of communities impacted by the fire, including Loon Lake, Clinton, 70 Mile, South Green Lake and surrounding areas.

Representatives from all emergency service groups will be represented, including the Wildfire Management Branch, TNRD, RCMP, Interior Health, Emergency Management B.C. and the Red Cross.

The meeting will be held tonight at the Sagebrush Theatre in Kamloops, 1300 9th Avenue, starting at 6:00 PM. Doors will open at 5:00 PM. 

As of this morning, the blaze was mapped at 78,548 hectares, and is still only 30% contained. Gusty winds and exceedingly hot temperatures have played havoc with the fire's direction.


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