The area under an evacuation alert from the Thompson Nicola regional district issued on July 14, 2021. (Thompson Nicola Regional District image)

UPDATE: Evacuation order, alert in effect for wildfire of note near Adams Lake

The Momich Lake wildfire is an estimated 500 hectares as of July 17

  • Jul. 14, 2021 12:00 a.m.

Update July 17, 10:34 a.m.

A 500-hectare wildfire is still burning out of control near Adams Lake.

An evacuation order for one property, and an evacuation alert for two properties in the area are in effect.

BC Wildfire Service is monitoring the fire along with two pieces of heavy equipment. A structure protection unit is also in place and working on the site.

Original Story:

A 500-hectare wildfire is burning out of control by Adams Lake.

The blaze, located near the west end of Momich Lake, was discovered on July 9.

The Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) issued an evacuation order on July 14 at 11 a.m. for one property near the fire.

More to come.

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