Effective at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, an area restriction order is in place for Crown land in the vicinity of the Philpott Road/Highway 33 wildfire.
It will remain in effect until noon on Sept. 15, 2017, or until the public is otherwise notified.
This area restriction order applies to all Crown land outlined on the map available online: http://ow.ly/I2Hx30eN4gz
Area restrictions are put in place to help protect public safety and allow fire suppression efforts to continue efficiently and unhindered.
Under this area restriction order and Section 11(2) of the Wildfire Act, a person must not remain in or enter the Philpott Road/Highway 33 wildfire restricted area without the prior written authorization of an official designated for the purposes of the Wildfire Act, unless the person enters the area only in the course of:
- travelling to or from his or her principal residence that is not under an evacuation order;
- travelling to or from leased property for the purpose of accessing a secondary residence or recreational property;
- travelling as a person acting in an official capacity; and
- travelling for the purpose of supporting wildfire suppression activities.
Evacuation orders and evacuation alerts issued by the Central Okanagan Regional District remain in place. For more information about these alerts and orders, please visit: www.cordemergency.ca
To report a wildfire or open burning violation, 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: www.bcwildfire.ca
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