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The Village of Lumby is located within the Kamloops Fire Centre.  For specific information pertaining to Fire Bans and Restrictions click here.

Monashee Complex Wildfires Update.

Please find attached and below an information bulletin about new area restrictions for the Monashee Complex in the Kamloops Fire Centre.  While it is a new order, this order has additional exceptions that allow for certain access to the restricted area. Please see the attached information bulletin for details.

 

For Immediate Release

2018FLNR0227-001588

Aug. 15, 2018

 

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development BC Wildfire Service

 

INFORMATION BULLETIN

Area restrictions in place for Monashee Complex fires

 

VERNON - Two area restrictions for Crown land in the vicinity of the Mabel Creek wildfire and Sugar Mountain wildfire are in effect to help ensure the safety of the public and firefighting personnel, and to avoid interference with fire control activities.

 

Theses area restriction orders will remain in place until Sept. 15, 2018, or until they are rescinded.

 

* The Mabel Creek wildfire is about 47 kilometres east of Salmon Arm and currently covers about 1,861 hectares. The Mabel Creek area restriction order applies to Crown land within the geographic boundaries shown on the map at: http://ow.ly/nrZM30lq9tr

 

* The Sugar Mountain wildfire is about 59 kilometres northeast of Vernon and currently covers about 332 hectares. The Sugar Mountain area restriction order applies to Crown land within the geographic boundaries shown on the map at: http://ow.ly/rbLx30lq9oh

 

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:

 

* travelling to or from his or her principal residence, that is not under an evacuation order;

 

* travelling to or from leased property for the purposes of accessing a secondary residence or recreational property, that is not under an evacuation order;

 

* travelling as a person acting in an official capacity;

 

* travelling for the purpose of supporting wildfire suppression activities;

 

* engaging and/or participating in agricultural activities pertaining to livestock management on private or leased property.

 

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

 

You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:

 

* Twitter: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo

 

* Facebook: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

 

Contact:

Fire Information Officer

BC Wildfire Service

Kamloops Fire Centre

250-318-6959

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 7:00am

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PO Box 430
Lumby, BC V0E 2G0
250.547.2171

 

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