As a result of the efforts of firefighting crews and recent favourable weather conditions, all of the Syringa Complex wildfires are now classified as “under control,” which indicates the fires have received enough suppression to ensure they will not spread further.
The Syringa Complex wildfires are located along the east and west shores of Lower Arrow Lake, northwest of Castlegar. The complex includes the Syringa Creek, Deer Creek, Bulldog Mountain, N. Bowman Creek and Michaud Creek wildfires.
- The Deer Creek wildfire (N52489) covers about 3,849 hectares.
- The Syringa Creek wildfire (N52548) covers about 3,193 hectares.
- The Bulldog Mountain wildfire (N52497) covers about 2,227 hectares.
- The N. Bowman Creek wildfire (N52723) covers about 548 hectares.
- The Michaud Creek wildfire (N53039) covers about 11 hectares.
All area restriction orders rescinded:
All access restrictions have been rescinded for the entire Southeast Fire Centre, including the Syringa Complex wildfires. However, it is important that the public obeys all instructional signs posted on roadways for its own safety and for the safety of firefighting crews.
Hunters, recreationalists and anyone else heading into the backcountry should use caution when travelling in areas affected by wildfires since there may be safety hazards present. For more information on potential hazards, visit: http://ow.ly/U51Q30lZ21W
Report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation by calling 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: http://www.bcwildfire.ca
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