The area restriction order around the Chelaslie River fire is rescinded effective Sept. 25, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. PST. The order has been rescinded due to cooler weather and subsequent decrease in fire activity.
The Regional District of Bulkley Nechako has rescinded its evacuation alert for areas near to the fire, effective Sept. 25, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. PST. For more information, please visit: http://www.rdbn.bc.ca/
The evacuation order issued by BC Parks for Entiako Provincial Park has also been rescinded, and the park is open to recreational use. For more information on Entiako Provincial Park, please visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/entiako/
Despite the lifting of these orders, the Northwest Fire Centre reminds the public that the Chelaslie River fire is still an active wildfire and cautions against entering areas where wildfires are burning. Recently burned areas and areas of active wildfire contain multiple potential hazards, including dangerous trees with compromised root systems, hotspots, and unstable temporary access routes and fire guards.
The Chelaslie River fire is located approximately 93 kilometres south of Burns Lake and has burned about 133,100 hectares in and around Entiako Provincial Park. For up-to-date information on this fire and for the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca
To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.
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