Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality Emergency Operations Centre
For Immediate Release: July 16, 2021
Sun Peaks, B.C. – The Embleton Mountain wildfire affecting the Sun Peaks community is now estimated at 580 hectares and remains classified as Out of Control, according to BC Wildfire. Crews have made good progress over the last few days establishing control lines to the Whitecroft, Heffley Lake and Sun Peaks communities. More information can be found here.
Due to an ongoing evacuation alert in Sun Peaks, access to the community remains limited to residents, employees, and property owners. Sun Peaks Mountain Resort LLP’s mountain operations will remain closed Friday, July 16 through until the end-of-day on Monday, July 19. More information can be found here and their next update is scheduled for Monday afternoon.
Residents and Whitecroft evacuees in need of mental health, wellness, nutrition or other support due to loss of income or other challenges caused by the ongoing wildfire situation are encouraged to access resources in this complied list. To be added to the list email email@example.com.
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. Two additional evacuation alerts remain in place for properties north and south of Whitecroft.
All current TNRD Evacuation Orders and Alerts are listed on the Evacuation Status Dashboard.
Evacuation orders, alerts and updates will also be shared on Voyent Alert app. If you haven’t done so yet, please download the app and register your address via https://voyent-alert.com/ca/community/
Media Contact Information:
EOC Information Officer