The BC Wildfire Service has implemented an area restriction order for the Goldstream River wildfire. The restriction is in effect as of 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 and will remain in place until Wednesday, Sept. 15 or until it is rescinded.
The Goldstream River wildfire is approximately70 kilometres northwest of Revelstoke and about 5.5 kilometres east of Highway 23. This area restriction applies to the entire Groundhog Basin, immediately north of the French Forest Service Road and extending north to Old Camp Creek.
The BC Wildfire Service has implemented the area restriction to protect public safety and avoid interference with fire control activities. Area restriction orders apply to all crown land. You can view a detailed map of the closure here.
Under the order a person must not remain in or enter these restricted areas, unless the person first receives written authorization of an official designated for the purposes of the Wildfire Act, or enters the area only in the course of:
-Travelling to or from his or her residence, that is not under an evacuation order
-Using a highway as defined in the Transportation Act;
-Travelling as a person acting in an official capacity as defined in Section 56 of the Wildfire Act; or
-Travelling for the purpose of supporting wildfire suppression or enforcement patrol activities.
For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca