The situation with the Sicamous wildfire is developing. If you’re seeking updated evacuation information, see the links in the story.
A wildfire in Sicamous has prompted the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District to issue an evacuation alert, and it is undertaking a tactical evacuation in parts of the community.
— Ria Renouf (@riarenouf) July 20, 2021
According to witness accounts, on the morning of Tuesday, July 20, a commercial truck crashed into a ditch on the highway about two kilometres southeast of Sicamous, striking a power pole. This sparked the fire, which is being called the Two Mile Creek fire.
Patrolling keeping boats back so the helicopters can work pic.twitter.com/jJLnEzIdXW
— Jenn Stewart (@jenndbic) July 20, 2021
The fire, which is located about two kilometres southeast of the District of Sicamous, has now spread to 10 hectares and is listed as out of control.
#BCWildfire Service is assisting the #Sicamous and Swansea Point Fire Departments in response to a wildfire burning 2km SE of the District of Sicamous (K42078). This fire is estimated to be 10 ha and is classified as Out of Control. pic.twitter.com/1u53xAdCLh
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) July 20, 2021
What areas are affected?
The CSRD provided this map of evacuation alert and tactical evacuations in the area.
What to do if you’re affected
The CSRD has issued this PDF of the alert with instructions.
The CSRD also issued this media statement with details and instructions.