Fire Camp on Aquatic Centre Grounds
August 9, 2022
The City of Fernie will be providing space at the Fernie Aquatic Centre to the BC Wildfire Service to support the firefighting effort for the Cummings Creek Wildfire, burning approximately 5km west of Sparwood.
Firefighting crews will be using an area surrounding the Outdoor Rink for overnight tenting and the Aquatics facility for showering. A section of the public parking area will be blocked off for parking firetrucks and other equipment.
Please avoid the area where the camp is set up so that firefighting crews can rest and prepare to protect our Sparwood neighbours.
The Splash Park and Dirt Jump Park will be open as usual while the fire camp is set up on the Aquatic Centre Grounds. The Aquatic Centre is currently closed to the public until September 5 for the annual maintenance shutdown.There will be reduced parking available.
Find more information on the Cummings Creek wildfire of note here.