BC Information Bulletin: Public urged to stay out of backcountry in Cariboo, Kamloops and Southeast Fire Centres

Sep 01, 2017
Affected Communities: 
District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B

The risk of wildfires remains high or extreme in many parts of B.C., despite the summer of 2017 nearing its end.

With this in mind, the BC government is urging the public to exercise caution and remain vigilant in the prevention of wildfires.

Given the state of a heightened wildfire risk and in the interests of public safety, the Province is strongly recommending that people stay completely out of the backcountry within the Cariboo, Southeast, and Kamloops Fire Centres.

This voluntary backcountry closure includes SLRD Areas A and B, and the District of Lillooet.

The public is advised to not visit recreation sites in these fire centres over the Labour Day long weekend, and visitors currently camping and using recreation sites in these areas are encouraged to leave. 

Read the information bulletin 

Please also familiarize yourself with current restrictions in place across the province, which include:

Please be responsible, stay safe and enjoy the Labour Day long weekend! 

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