Effective at noon on Monday, May 28, 2018, changes were made to an area restriction order for Crown land near the Allie Lake wildfire, about 55 kilometres northwest of Kamloops.
The order is in place to accommodate firefighting operations, ensure the safety of firefighters, and protect public safety.
The amended area restriction order will remain in place until noon on Oct. 31, 2018, or until it is rescinded. The order applies to Crown land within the boundaries shown on the map posted online: http://ow.ly/w4oE30kdsBA
However, the amended order does not apply to foreshore areas, or Crown land covered by water, within the restricted area.
Under this order and Section 11(2) of the Wildfire Act, a person must not remain in or enter the 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:
(a) travelling to or from his or her primary residence;
(b) travelling to or from private or leased property for the purpose of accessing his or her secondary residence or recreational property;
(c) travelling as a person acting in an official capacity;
(d) travelling for the purpose of supporting wildfire suppression activities;
(e) engaging and/or participating in agricultural activities pertaining to livestock management on private or leased property;
(f) engaging and/or participating in a commercial activity within the regular course of the person’s business or employment on private or leased lands; or
(g) are customers of commercial businesses that engage in an activity using the foreshore or Crown land covered by water.
To report a wildfire, unattended campfire 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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