Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality Emergency Operations Centre
For Immediate Release: July 11, 9 a.m.
Sun Peaks, B.C. – Sun Peaks Fire Rescue (SPFR) is continuing to assist BC Wildfire Services (BCWS) personnel in Whitecroft today after setting up structural protection throughout yesterday afternoon and night due to the Embleton Mountain wildfire, #K21644. Nine SPFR personnel remain on site today to continue to assist.
The Embleton Mountain wildfire is currently listed at 143 hectares and classified as a ‘Wildfire of Note.’ A BCWS structural protection unit is on site and BCWS crews remained on site overnight. The wildfire is being fought this morning with air support with additional air and ground resources on route.
Whitecroft remains under an evacuation order from the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) and nearby properties in the Heffley Lake area remain under an evacuation alert.
There are currently no evacuation alerts or orders affecting the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality.
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.
Sun Peaks Resort LLP is continuing operations today for guests already in-resort, however the Sun Peaks Market Day has been cancelled. Guests with questions about their vacation bookings are asked to phone Guest Services at 250-578-5474 or their accommodation provider. More information from the resort can be found at here.
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.
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