2023 BC Wildfire Information & Updates
- Tintegal/Sheraton Fire
- Pinkut Lake/2 Mile Creek/ Taltapin Fires
- Nilkitkwa Fires
- EOC Message
1630 hrs from Regional District of Bulkley Nechako:
Here is the latest from the Regional District EOC from the coordination meeting with EMCR and Northwest Fire Centre:
Fire is spreading and continuing to grow which is moving northeast which is away from Burns Lake community for now so the threat is low.
The evacuation alert and order are for the Kager Lake and Boer Mountain to keep campers & hikers away as a precaution so there is no fire there and it’s to help protect the towers.
The fire near Telkwa is putting Telkwa on an evacuation ORDER and Smithers area on an evacuation ALERT is not currently threatening Smithers for now so Fort Babine are not to worry about Smithers being effected
The fire on Augier Main near Pinkut is NEW there is an air tanker & 2 initial attack crew are being put on that one
LBN EOC will continue to update especially any new developments as soon as we get them
Burns Lake is currently not on any Evacuation notices, Boer Mountain and Bike Trails are being closed as a precaution and is not a threat by the fire.
Currently the areas of Tintagel Road to Priestly Hill are under Evacuation Alert.
The EOC team is receiving updates from Emergency Management & Climate Readiness with up-to-date messages from the North West Fire Centre if there are any changes which will be updated by the Regional District of Buckley-Nechako.
An Evacuation ALERT is to be ready in the event of an evacuation and an Evacuation ORDER is when you evacuate.
– GREEN is good, NO evacuation notice
– YELLOW is an evacuation ALERT
– RED o an evacuation ORDER
Any Evacuation ALERT or ORDER will come from the Regional District and not from the EOC team.
July 6 2023 via Main LBN Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LakeBabineNation:
This prohibition INCLUDES Lake Babine Nation Communities. The Category 1 campfire prohibition includes all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands. Human-caused wildfires are completely preventable and divert critical resources away from lightning-caused fires. Always practice safe, responsible fire use where permitted. Check with your local government or other jurisdictional authorities before lighting a fire of any size since they may have their own restrictions in place. Anyone found in contravention of an open-burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, may be required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.
To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone.
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