Emergency Alert: Evacuation Order for Turtle Valley due to Wildfire. Aug 18, 2023.

An Evacuation Order and a BC Emergency Alert has been issued by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District due to wildfire. Impacted residents should evacuate the area immediately.

Alert Message

BC EMERGENCY ALERT issued by TNRD due to the Lower East Adams Lake wildfire.

Evacuate immediately if you are in the following area: Turtle Valley

The wildfire poses a threat to human life.
Evacuate west via the Shuswap-Chase Creek Road and Highway 1. Report to McArthur Island – 1655 Island Pkwy Kamloops.
If you are unable to evacuate call 9-1-1.

Recommended Actions

Refer to the Evacuation Order map (PDF) to confirm if this Evacuation Order applies to you:

If you are in the impacted area:

  • Stop what you are doing and follow the directions provided.
  • Follow all instructions from local officials.
  • ESS Reception Centres: Report to McArthur Island – 1655 Island Pkwy Kamloops
  • Do not call 911 for additional information unless you are trapped and unable to evacuate.


This BC Emergency Alert was broadcast on TV, radio and to compatible and connected cell phones in and near the impacted area. These messages are geographically targeted but may also reach residents in surrounding areas. If you are not in the affected area, disregard this Alert.

If you’re unsure if this emergency alert applies to you, refer to the Evacuation Order map.