District of Sicamous

Sicamous - Evacuation Order Rescind, Continued Alert - August 3

The Evacuation Order issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District through the Shuswap Emergency Program for approximately 32 properties in the District of Sicamous due to a wildfire burning near Two Mile Road is hereby rescinded effective Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 08:00 Hours.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:

Sicamous Landfill Closure

The Sicamous Landfill will be closed starting tomorrow, July 30, 2021 until further notice. The District of Sicamous is providing a temporary garbage disposal option at the Sicamous Curling Club located at 1121 Eagle Pass Way for household garbage only. Residents are being asked to limit garbage to bagged household materials - no bulky or large items.

The Sicamous Bottle and Recycling Depot is open as per their normally posted hours of operation.

Two Mile Fire - Partial Evacuation Order Rescind, Continued Alert

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The Evacuation Order has been partially rescinded for some areas effective Monday, July 26, 2021 at 10:00 Hours.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.

Community meeting ZOOM link - Two Mile Fire - TODAY - 3 PM

The Shuswap Emergency Program and the District of Sicamous are hosting a community meeting on the Two Mile Fire this afternoon, Sunday, July 25 at 3 PM at the Sicamous Curling Rink, 1121 Eagle Pass Way. All community members are welcome to come and hear the latest updates on the fire and the evacuation order and alert.

If you can’t attend, you can tune in by Zoom link. 

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Thank you to everyone who participated in todays Community Meeting in Sicamous to discuss the Two Mile Fire.

Evacuation Alert - Swansea Point - 19:00 Hours

19:00 Hours

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District at the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Operations Centre. A wildfire burning in the area of Two Mile Creek near the Boundary of the District of Sicamous and the CSRD’s Electoral Area E is growing and may pose a danger. Due to the potential danger to life, health or property, an Evacuation Alert is in effect for the following areas:

Update - Two Mile Creek

Updated at 1600 hours:

BC Wildfire has updated the size of the Two Mile Creek fire to 400 hectares.

Updated at 1530 hours:

The Two Mile Creek Fire is estimated to be 130 hectares in size. There are 33 personnel on site today working with ten pieces of heavy equipment to build a guard around the fire. With today's winds, it is predicted that the fire will continue to burn in an east and northeast direction, uphill and away from the District of Sicamous. There are no changes to the evacuation order or alert area at this time.

Evacuation Order - District of Sicamous - Two Mile Creek

July 20, 2021 - 14:15 Hours

Pursuant to the Emergency Program Act, an Evacuation Order has been issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District at the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Operations Centre due to an immediate danger to life safety caused by a wildfire burning near Two Mile Creek near the boundary of the District of Sicamous and Electoral Area E. The Evacuation Order is in effect for the following area:

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