WILDFIRE WATCH – Kamloops Fire Rescue keeps close eye on Allie Lake

UPDATE: The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued evacuation orders on more than a dozen properties and evacuation alerts for 51 others early Friday evening (May 25, 2018) in connection with the Allie Lake wildfire. Evacuation orders affect several properties in the Deadman Vidette Road, Clinton-Upper Loon Lake and Eagan-Bonapart Lake, while the alerts are at Bonaparte Lake, Bonaparte-Spur Lake and Eagan-Bonapart Lake.

The Allie Lake wildfire in the Deadman-Vidette area 55 km. northwest of Kamloops has grown to 1,600 hectares, prompting Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR) to establish a link with the BC Wildfire Service to closely monitor the fire’s status.

The BC Wildfire Service reports that the fire is travelling north-northeast and doesn’t represent a threat to Kamloops.

“Based on our conversation with BC Wildfire and the fire’s direction of travel, we are not concerned for the City of Kamloops at this point,” KFR assistant chief Steve Robinson said today (May 25, 2018).

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely with BC Wildfire.”

The fire was discovered Wednesday and is currently considered out of control. BC Wildfire says it’s not an interface fire but is producing a lot of smoke and is near the perimeter of last year’s Elephant Hill wildfire.

Ground crews, heavy equipment and air support have been attacking the fire.

Another fire in the Kamloops Wildfire Centre area remains active 10 km. northeast of D’Arcy and 35 km. west of Lillooet near Anderson Lake. It has burned 400 hectares and is also out of control.

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