Monday, July 26, 2021
The Evacuation Order issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, through the Shuswap Emergency Program, due to a wildfire burning near Two Mile Road near the boundary of the District of Sicamous and Electoral Area E is hereby amended:
The Evacuation Order has been partially rescinded for some areas effective Monday, July 26, 2021 at 10 Hours. All homes in the rescind area revert to Evacuation Alert status and residents must remain ready to leave their homes again on short notice.
The areas now downgraded to Evacuation Alert status are as follows:
- All residences within the District of Sicamous that lie to the south of the Trans-Canada Highway (BC Highway 1) south of Stadnicki Road, and east of Sicamous Narrows and Mara Lake.
- This Includes those areas east of Highway 97A southward to, and including, the community of Swansea Point.
View July 26 2021 Two Mile Fire Partial Evacuation Order Rescind, Continued Alert (PDF).
The Evacuation Order remains in effect for the following addresses:
- Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park at 5 Highway 97A
- 800, 801, 803, 805, 807, 901 Graham Road.
Residents of these addresses cannot return home at this time.
All homes in Sicamous which were previously on Evacuation Alert status as of July 20,2021, will remain on Alert until further notice. Residents must still be prepared to leave on short notice if the fire situation changes.
Highway 97A remains closed until further notice. Please check DriveBC for updates. Remember, slow down and drive with caution as you return.
What should you do when returning home after an evacuation
- Pay attention to any directions given by local authorities.
- Pack some supplies, like bottled water, flashlight, garbage bags, closed toed-shoes, a first-aid kit, gloves.
- Walk the perimeter. Take note of any out-of-place wiring, gas smells or loose debris. If you notice downed power lines or a gas small contact BC Hydro or Fortis before entering your house.
- Enter your house carefully and check the main power breaker.
- When in doubt, throw it out. Food and drinks may need to be tossed when you return home, especially due to the frequent power outages in the area.
- Photograph any damage. This can help with home insurance claims.
- Contact your insurance broker regarding damage or additional expenses that may be covered.
- Regularly monitor the CSRD website, the Shuswap Emergency Program’s (SEP) webpage, the Shuswap Emergency on Facebook and Twitter, the CSRD's Facebook, Twitter platforms. Or sign up for Alertable, our new emergency mass notification system.
For update on wildfire information, see the BC Wildfire Service.
For updates on road conditions, see DriveBC.