Area Restriction for the Bivouac Creek wildfire

PRINCE GEORGE – The BC Wildfire Service is implementing an Area Restriction Order for the Bivouac Creek (G52955) area. The size of the area restriction reflects the continued need to protect the public in areas where there are ongoing fire suppression activities and hazardous fire behaviour conditions.

This order takes effect on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, at 12 p.m. (noon) PDT and remains in force until the earlier of Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, or until the order is rescinded.

This order applies to Crown land within the geographic boundaries described and illustrated below:

Referencing to geographic locations, geographic coordinates and the 16-point compass rose directions, starting at the confluence of Sakeniche River and Takla Lake at coordinate A (55º 09.177’N, -125º 46.297’W); then heading SE along the west shoreline of Takla Lake to the confluence of Middle River and Takla Lake at coordinate B (55º 03.462’N, -125º 30.505’W); then heading SE along Middle River to the confluence of Middle River and Van Decar Creek at coordinate C (54º 58.096’N, -125º 20.503’W); then heading SSW to Mount Sidney Williams at coordinate D (54º 53.673’N, -125º 23.896’W); then heading WNW to the Pyramid Peak at coordinate E (54º 58.489’N, -125º 37.660’W); then heading NW to the confluence of Natowite Lake and Sakeniche River at coordinate F (55º 06.102’N, -125º 51.598’W); then heading NE to the starting point at coordinate A.

Under this order and section 11(2) of the Wildfire Act, a person must not remain in or enter the restricted area without the prior written authorization of an official designated for the purposes of the Wildfire Act, unless the person enters the area only in the course of:
a) Travelling to or from his or her residence
b) Using a highway as defined in the Transportation Act
c) Travelling through or entering the area as a person acting in an official capacity; or
d) Travelling through or entering the area for an approved purpose of supporting wildfire suppression activities.

Failure to comply with Section 11 restricted area requirements may result in a violation ticket for $1,150.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone or through the BC Wildfire Service mobile app.

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