Update: 2:30 p.m.
The evacuation alert issued for properties in the Murray Lake area has been upgraded to an order.
The order was issued due to the escalation of the Juilet Creek wildfire, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District posted on its Twitter page.
— TNRD (@TNRD) August 11, 2018
The Juliet Creek wildfire located 47 kilometres south of Merritt is burning at 600 hectares in size, according to the BC Wildfire Service.
Below is an update on some of the more recent Wildfires of Note within the Kamloops Fire Centre. More details on these fires, as well as other fires, can be found here: https://t.co/mAvQXM2pXc
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) August 11, 2018
The number is expected to be updated today, with the increase in wildfire activity, the service’s Twitter said.
Currently, there is an evacuation alert in place for the Murray Lake area which includes all properties bordering Murray Lake through the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.