Changes Announced to Backcountry Closure (1pm Mountain Time - September 19/17)

Area restriction rescinded for White River Complex fire

Due to recent changes in the weather and fire behaviour, the area restriction
currently in effect around the White River and Quinn Creek wildfires will be rescinded at noon
Pacific Time on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.
In addition, BC Parks (in consultation with the BC Wildfire Service) is reopening Whiteswan Lake
Provincial Park for public use, effective immediately.
However, in the interest of public safety and the safety of first responders, the following forest
service road closures are now in effect and will remain in place until the public is otherwise
White River Forest Service Road, starting at the 32.5 kilometre mark
White-East Fork Forest Service Road, starting at the 60-kilometre mark
White-Schoefield Forest Service Road, starting at the 78-kilometre mark
Lodgepole Creek R05956 SEC 1 Forest Service Road, starting at the 54.3-kilometre mark
Quinn Creek Forest Service Road, starting at Alpine Creek
Bull River Forest Service Road, between the 94.5-kilometre mark and Narboe Creek
Information on other wildfire-related area restrictions in the Rocky Mountain Forest District,
including detailed maps and road closures, is available online:

A campfire ban remains in effect throughout the Southeast Fire Centre. For more information
about this ban and other open burning prohibitions, please visit:

The Southeast Fire Centre extends from the United States-Canada border in the south to the
Mica Dam in the north and from the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee Mountains in the west
to the B.C.-Alberta border in the east. The Southeast Fire Centre includes the Selkirk Natural
Resource District and the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District.

To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 tollfree.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures
and air quality advisories, visit: