As a result of cooler temperatures and moderate fire danger ratings, BC Parks — in consultation with the BC Wildfire Service — has reopened southern sections of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park for public use, effective immediately.
The Sunshine Meadows area and the southern portion of the park are now open. However, the northern section that remains closed includes: the Simpson River drainage north of Og Lake Campground; the entire Surprise Creek drainage (north of Ferro Pass); and the entire Indian Creek drainage.
For more information about the areas of the park that remain closed, check the BC Parks website at http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/mt_assiniboine/
Wildfires are dynamic, and circumstances may change quickly. BC Parks and the BC Wildfire Service will continue to monitor and assess the wildfire situation in the region to help protect public safety. Should the need arise, additional provincial park closures may be enacted this summer.
BC Parks and the BC Wildfire Service ask members of the public to remain vigilant, help prevent human-caused wildfires and report any wildfires that they see. To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.
The Southeast Fire Centre extends from the U.S. border in the south to the Mica Dam in the north and from the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee Mountains in the west to the B.C.-Alberta border in the east. The Southeast Fire Centre includes the Selkirk Natural Resource District and the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District.
For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca
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