Effective immediately, area restrictions for Crown land in the vicinity of the Sugar Mountain and Mabel Creek wildfires are in effect to protect public safety, ensure the safety of firefighting personnel and deter interference with wildfire-control activities.
These restrictions remain in place until noon on Sept. 15, 2018, or until rescinded.
These orders apply to Crown land within the geographic boundaries shown on the maps posted online at: http://ow.ly/RmGt30lh4zX
Under these Orders and section 11(2) of the Wildfire Act, a person must not remain in or enter the restricted areas 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 as a person acting in an official capacity; and
(b) travelling for the purpose of supporting wildfire suppression activities.
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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