Area restriction in effect for Jubilee Mountain

CASTLEGAR – The BC Wildfire Service has implemented an Area Restriction Order for the vicinity of the Jubilee Mountain wildfire (N22370), which originated approximately 18 kilometres southeast of Parson. This area restriction reflects the need to protect the public in areas where fire suppression activities are taking place.

This restriction is currently in effect and will remain in effect until 12 p.m. (PDT) on October 15, 2023, or until rescinded. The order applies to Crown land within the geographic boundaries described below:

From the Junction of Giant Mine Road and Spillmacheen River at [50° 54.252′-116° 24.380′] head southwest along the Spillmacheen River to junction of Powerline & Spillmacheen River at [50° 55.615′, -116° 29.848]; Due NORTHWEST along powerline to one kilometre northeast of Mitten Lake Rec Site at [50° 58.386′, -116° 33.579′ ]; Due northeast to high water on Columbia River flood plain at [51° 0.255′, -116° 31.367 ]; Due southeast to connect with point of commencement at junction of Giant Mine Road & Spillmacheen River.

A map of the affected area is available online.

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:

  1. First receives written authorization of an official designated for the purposes of the Wildfire Act, or
  2. Enters the area only in the course of:
    • travelling to or from his or her principle residence that is not under an evacuation order;
    • using a highway as defined in the Transportation Act;
    • travelling as a person acting in an official capacity as defined in s.56 of the Wildfire Act; or
    • travelling for the purpose of supporting wildfire suppression or enforcement patrol activities.

The BC Wildfire Service reminds the public that although access to a private residence is permitted, the public must stay out of active fire areas. Public interference has a direct impact on the effectiveness of fire suppression activities and poses safety risks to both the public and responders who are working to contain the fire.

This Order is subject to and subordinate to any applicable evacuation orders made under the Emergency Program Act.

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

Road closures and area restrictions are subject to change depending on fire activity. For the most current information, please visit the bans and restrictions page on the BC Wildfire Service website.

The Southeast Fire Centre extends from the U.S. border in the south to 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.

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

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