The Prince George Fire Centre has issued an area restriction for the forested area around the Red Deer Creek fire located 61 kilometres southeast of Tumbler Ridge, effective at noon Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, July 21, 2014.
During the Order of Restricted Access, a person must not remain in or enter the area designated as a restricted area by the order, unless the person:
- first receives written authorization from a Wildfire Management Branch official.
- enters the area only in the course of travelling to and from his or her residence.
This restriction applies from the southeast end of Wapiti Lake Provincial Park east to the Alberta border and the area north of that line up to the Wapiti River. The area restriction starts about 50 kilometres southeast of Tumbler Ridge and about 140 kilometres northeast of Prince George.
A map of the affected area is available online at: http://bcwildfire.ca/ftp/!Project/WildfireNews/7202014~21729_2014July21Area%20Restriction.pdf
The Red Deer Creek fire currently covers 34,852 hectares and is about 10 per cent contained. There are 81 firefighters, 143 support staff, 21 helicopters and 59 pieces of heavy equipment currently working on this fire. Recent rain in the area has decreased the fire’s intensity and allowed crews to make more progress on suppressing the fire.
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Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Prince George Fire Centre