An evacuation order for properties southeast of Falkland has been downgraded to an alert.
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District announced Wednesday morning, Aug. 18, that the evacuation order issued on Aug. 15 for properties in Electoral Area D including Cedar Hill/Sweetsbridge neighbourhoods and east to the regional district’s boundary, are now on evacuation alert.
An evacuation order remains in place for the area around Pinaus Lake, in response to the White Rock Lake wildfire which, as of Aug. 18 was estimated to be 81,139 hectares in size.
Areas now on alert are as follows: Falkland, Cedar Hill (Sweetsbridge), Six Mile Road, Joyce Lake, Glenemma, Yankee Flats north to 1924 Yankee Flats Rd. and Salmon Valley North to 1912 Salmon River Rd.
Residents on evacuation alert were asked to self-register with Emergency Support Services online at https://ess.gov.bc.ca/ When registering, the CSRD asks that you indicate your community as Salmon Valley. This step provides important information in case of an evacuation.
For more information, visit csrd.bc.ca.
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