Effective immediately, the area restriction order in place around the Chelaslie River fire has been amended to allow public access in areas south of the fire.
The forested areas north of the Kluskus Forest Service Road from Chedakuz Creek (km 118) to Fawnie Creek (km 141) and then north of Fawnie Creek to the Entiako Provincial Park boundary remain restricted to protect the safety of firefighting personnel and the public.
A map of the amended area restriction is available online at: http://bit.ly/1u7LWW5
The map shows the fire perimeter; not all the area inside the fire perimeter is necessarily actively burning. There may be sections within these boundaries which have not been impacted at this time.
On Sept. 17, 2014, the Cariboo Regional District rescinded its Evacuation Alert for areas near to this fire. For more information, please visit: http://www.cariboord.bc.ca/listit2alerts/evacuation-alert-for-chelaslie-river-arm-tatelkuz-lake-area/83
The Regional District of Bulkey-Nechako has an Evacuation Alert in effect. For more information, please visit: http://www.rdbn.bc.ca/protectiveservices/emergency-center
The evacuation order issued by BC Parks for all cabin owners in Entiako Provincial Park and any persons within the park remains in effect. For more information on this closure, please visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/entiako/
To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.
For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca
You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:
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