The Red River wildfire, located about 65 kilometres southeast of Watson Lake, is now estimated to have burned over 2,000 hectares. No structures are threatened at this time.
This lightning-caused fire is within the boundaries of the Ne’āh’ Conservancy in a remote area that is accessible only by air. Hot and dry weather conditions have resulted in increased fire activity and the fire has grown significantly to the east.
Smoke or flames may be visible in the next few days in the communities of Lower Post, Watson Lake (Yukon), Good Hope, and from Highway 37 and Boya Lake Provincial Park.
To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call *5555 on your cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.
For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca or call 1 888 3FOREST.
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For news and information about BC Parks, visit http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/
For information about the Ne’āh’ Conservancy, visit http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/cnsrvncy/ne-ah/
Fire Information Officer
BC Wildfire Service
Northwest Fire Centre