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Area restrictions removed from East Kootenay

By Contributor
August 18th, 2014

An Area Restriction Order for areas near a group of fires east of Canal Flats has been rescinded effective immediately.

The following forest service roads are now open:

  • The main Whiteswan Forest Service Road from Highway 93/95 junction to the 32-km marker.
  • The entire Kootenay Forest Service Road.
  • The entire White-Rock Forest Service Road.

Access roads leading to Whiteswan Provincial Park and Lussier Hot Springs are now open, and the park will open effective immediately.

Access to the White River Forest Service Road via the Whiteswan Forest Service Road will be closed past the 32-km marker to the general public due to fire fighting activities in the area.

A map of this closure can be found at the following link:

An Area Restriction Order put in place on Aug. 8, 2014, for areas near a group of fires northwest of Elkford will remain in place until further notice to protect the safety of fire fighting personnel and the public.

This area restriction includes the following:

  • The entire East Fork of the White River Forest Service Road (FSR) from approximately 46.0 km to Munroe Lake.
  • The Bull River FSR south to approximately 95 km.
  • The entire Crown land portion of the Crossing Creek Trail east to Round Prairie.

A map of this area restriction can be found at the following link:

No structures or communities are immediately threatened by any of these fires at this time.

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, 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:

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