Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality Emergency Operations Centre
For Immediate Release: July 10, 9:00 p.m.
Sun Peaks EOC activated in response to Embelton Mountain wildfire
Sun Peaks, B.C. – The Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality Emergency Operations Centre was activated today, July 10, 2021 at 5 p.m. in response to the potential threat of nearby wildfire, BC Wildfire Service #K21644, known as the Embelton Mountain wildfire.
Officials are asking anyone who is not a full-time resident to refrain from coming to Sun Peaks at this time. The section of Sun Peaks Rd. from Whitecroft to Sun Peaks is currently open for travel to full time residents only. We are supporting the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) in limiting traffic to residents only so existing evacuation orders can be carried out.
There are TNRD evacuation orders for the community of Whitecroft and surrounding properties, and an evacuation alert in the nearby Heffley Lake areas. There are currently no alerts or orders in place for the Sun Peaks municipality at this time.
All current TNRD Evacuation Orders and Alerts are listed on the Evacuation Status Dashboard.
As the summer is expected to remain hot and dry, residents are asked to prepare emergency preparedness items in case of an evacuation, such as a Grab-and-Go bag. The government of B.C. lists items to organize here. In addition, residents may want to have a plan in place with friends or family in other nearby locations in case of evacuation.