The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for 213 properties in the Westwold area east of Kamloops. (TNRD map)

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for 213 properties in the Westwold area east of Kamloops. (TNRD map)

Evacuation alert issued for properties in Westwold area, east of Kamloops

Alert prompted by White Rock Lake fire estimated at 2,500 hectares

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for 213 properties in the area of Westwold, east of Kamloops.

Issued just before 9 p.m. on Friday, July 16, the alert is in response to the out-of-control White Rock Lake fire, estimated at 2,500 hectares. The alert applies to the following addresses:

• 4523 to 5737 Back Rd;

• 6562 to 6580 Becker Rd;

• 4732 to 4754 Buff Frontage Rd;

• 6607 to 6725 Bulman Rd;

• 6539 to 8640 Douglas Lake Rd;

• 3997 to 5791 Hwy 97;

• 6639 Pringle Rd;

• 6572 to 6919 Service Rd;

• 6365 to 6504 Westwold Station Rd; and any other properties within the boundary noted on the map.

The TNRD says issuing the evacuation alert gives affected property owners/residents time to prepare to evacuate their premises or properties should if necessary.

“Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions,” reads the alert.

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