Area restriction in effect for Kamma Creek

CASTLEGAR – The BC Wildfire Service has implemented an Area Restriction Order for the vicinity of the Kamma Creek wildfire (N71918), which originated approximately 27 kilometres west of Moyie Lake. 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This restriction is currently in effect and will remain in effect until 12 p.m. PDT on Oct. 15, 2023, or until rescinded. The order applies to Crown land within the geographic boundaries described below and outlined in the provided map.

Area Restriction Order details:

  • Commencing at the junction of Moyie River FSR and Semlin Creek FSR at (49° 24.603′, -115° 59.741′)
  • At Point 1 going due northwest following the height of land to the peak of Grassy Mountain at (49° 28.514′, -116° 9.815′)
  • At Point 2, going due southwest following the height of land to approximatly 1.5 kilometre northwest of Richmond Lake at (49° 24.810′, -116° 12.344′)
  • At Point 3 going due south following the height of land to approx. 2.5 kilometre east of Cooper Lake at (49° 19.565′, -116° 11.101′)
  • At Point 4 going due south following height of land to (49° 17.472′, -116° 10.330′)
  • At Point 5 going due east following height of land to (49° 17.213′, -116° 7.223′)
  • At Point 6 going due north to junction of Moyie South FSR and Moyie River Main FSR at (49° 21.495′, -116° 5.296′)
  • At point 7 going due north to connect with point of commencement at junction of Moyie River FSR and Semlin Creek FSR.

For a map of the affected area click here.

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 section of the BC Wildfire website for the Southeast Fire Centre, or visit:

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. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: or download the BC Wildfire Service public mobile app.

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