The B.C. Wildfire Service has issued an important reminder to hunters in regards to the White Rock Lake fire.
On its Wildfires of Note page Sunday, Sept. 5, the BCWS reminded hunters that the White Rock Lake fire has an area restriction in effect and no hunting is permitted within the area.
“This Area Restriction is to provide for the safety and security of wildland firefighters, and the general public,” said BCWS. “There are extreme dangers within the wildfire perimeter like ash pits, falling trees, falling rocks, unstable slopes, burnt over roads, etc. Conservations officers are regularly patrolling the area restriction, and fines will be given out to anyone found accessing the area.”
The wildfire is classified as Being Held, due to the significant effort from the BC Wildfire Service and provincial, First Nation, national and international partner agencies.
The wildfire is not likely to spread beyond determined containment lines due to the suppression carried out by the BCWS.
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