Concern around growth of the White Rock Lake wildfire has prompted the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to expand the evacuation alert area southeast of Falkland.
The expanded evacuation alert, issued at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, affects 56 residences located south of Highway 97 on the southeast corner of Electoral Area D.
The CSRD says this expanded alert is a precautionary measure, intended to help those in affected areas be ready for a possible evacuation. Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation, however, they may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.
As of Thursday, Aug. 12, the White Rock Lake fire was estimated to be 58,000 hectares in size.
An Evacuation Alert has been expanded to include approximately 56 residences in the following areas of the CSRD including all addresses located south of Highway 97 within the south-east corner of CSRD Electoral Area D. See: https://t.co/ABFVFewkrY#SEP #CSRD pic.twitter.com/AJYCfanMK2
— Columbia Shuswap Regional District (@ColShuRegDist) August 12, 2021
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