ROBSON VALLEY – The Area Restriction that was established around the Teare Creek wildfire (G30210) has been rescinded effective as of 12:00 p.m. (PDT) on May 29, 2023.
With the reduced fire activity and behaviour, both current and anticipated, there is no longer a need to restrict public access in order for firefighting personnel to operate efficiently and safely in the area. The Teare Creek wildfire was classified as Under Control on May 24, 2023.
The BC Wildfire Service reminds members of the public and industry that the Teare Creek wildfire is still an active wildfire and caution should be exercised at all times while travelling or working in the area. Even if an area restriction has been rescinded, officials still have authority under the Wildfire Act and the Wildfire Regulations to order anyone to leave the area.
Before entering any area affected by a wildfire, members of the public should be aware that significant safety hazards may be present. Trees that have been damaged by fire might be unstable and could fall. Ash pits can be hard to detect and can remain hot long after the flames have died down.
Road closures and area restriction are subject to change depending on fire activity. For the most current information please visit the BC Wildfire Service’s Bans and Restriction Page.
Residents of the Village of McBride may continue to see smoke from within the perimeter and burned material; however, smoke that rises from green, unburnt fuel or from outside the perimeter should be reported immediately.
To report a wildfire or an open burning violation, call *5555 on a cell phone or 1-800-663-5555 toll-free. Reporting is also available through the BC Wildfire Service mobile app.
Follow the latest wildfire news:
- on the free BC Wildfire Service public mobile app for Apple and Android
- on Twitter: twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo
- on Facebook: facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo
Prince George Fire Centre Information Team
BC Wildfire Service
Prince George Fire Centre
Connect with the Province of B.C. at www.gov.bc.ca/connect