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12 properties on west side of Adams Lake put under evacuation order

Bush Creek East fire in Thompson Nicola region threatening properties; approximately 107 under alert or order
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Adams Lake Forest Service Road is closed to public traffic as of Aug. 3, 2023. (Sandra Johnson-Facebook)

Properties near the Bush Creek East wildfire in the Lower North Thompson area have been put under evacuation alert.

The Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) issued the alert affecting approximately 12 properties on Aug. 3 2023 effective at 2 p.m, reads a TNRD update.

The TNRD’s Electoral Area O is along the Adams West Forest Service Road.

Addresses under evacuation alert are all on Adams West FSR and property numbers include 1908, 1912, 1920, 1924, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1948, 2380, 2408, 2416 and 2424 as well as any others outlined in the map below.

The map shows, in yellow, properties under evacuation alert as of Aug. 3, 2023 at 2 p.m. in the TNRD Electoral Area O. The properties are along Adams Lake Forest Service Road. (TNRD image)
The map shows, in yellow, properties under evacuation alert as of Aug. 3, 2023 at 2 p.m. in the TNRD Electoral Area O. The properties are along Adams Lake Forest Service Road. (TNRD image)

The road is now closed to all public traffic.

Previous evacuations in place in the area include 75 addressed properties in Electoral Area P and 2 in Electoral Area I on alert and approximately 18 in Electoral Areas J and L on evacuation order.

Lumber company Interfor has an Adams Lake division that is now under evacuation alert as well.

More information on emergency services and alerts in the area can be found at tnrd.ca/services/emergency-services.

Read more: Boaters urged to stay away from firefighting operation at Adams Lake


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Rebecca Willson

About the Author: Rebecca Willson

I took my first step into the journalism industry in November 2022 when I moved to Salmon Arm to work for the Observer and Eagle Valley News. I graduated with a journalism degree in December 2021 from MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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