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.
Please also familiarize yourself with current restrictions in place across the province, which include:
- Recreational use of Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) and motorcycles on Crown land prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, Cariboo Fire Centre and Kamloops Fire Centre.
- All open burning, including the use of campfires, is prohibited throughout the SLRD.
Please be responsible, stay safe and enjoy the Labour Day long weekend!