Campfires Banned in SE Fire Centre
July 7, 2017
BC Wildfire Service has issued a campfire ban effective July 7, 2017 to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.
This campfire ban will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.
The Southeast Fire Centre is currently experiencing dry conditions and fire danger ratings are generally "high" or "extreme" throughout the region. With forest fuels drying out and lightning storms in the weather forecast, it is crucial to decrease the risk of human- aused wildfires so firefighters can concentrate on naturally occurring wildfires in the region.
The Southeast Fire Centre covers the area extending from the U.S. border in the south to Mica Dam
in the north and from the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee Mountains in the west to the B.C.-Alberta border in the east. It includes the Selkirk Natural Resource District and the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District.
A map of the affected areas is available online at: http://ow.ly/lGdb30drACI
Full details on this fire ban are provided by BC Wildfire Services - July 7, 2017 Information Bulletin [PDF - 518 KB].