PRINCE GEORGE – The BC Wildfire Service is implementing an Area Restriction Order for the vicinity of the South Peace Complex, located 21 kilometres east of Tumbler Ridge and 44 kilometres southwest of Dawson Creek. This complex is managing the Peavine Creek (G70644) and West Kiskatinaw (G70645) wildfires. 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effect at 12 p.m. (PDT) on June 10, 2023, and will remain in force until September 30, 2023, or until it is otherwise rescinded. The order applies to crown land within the geographic boundary outlined below and shown on the provided map:
Starting at the intersection of Highway 52 (Heritage Highway) and Babcock Creek at coordinate A (54° 59.502, -120° 51.410) when heading north to Bear Hole Lake Road at coordinate B (55° 4.850, -120° 50.103) then heading east to the intersection of Bear Hole Lake Road and the Thunder Mountain Snowmobile Trail at coordinate C (55° 2.444, 120° 45.222). Then moving east along the Thunder Mountain Snowmobile Trail to coordinate D (55° 1.094, 120° 43.225) then heading east to coordinate E (55° 0.403, 120° 21.684). Heading northeasterly to coordinate F (55° 1.341, 120° 18.921) then northeasterly to coordinate G (55° 2.125, 120° 17.966). Heading north to the Kiskatinaw Forest Service Road road to coordinate H (55° 5.382, 120° 16.781) following the road up to the intersection with Kiskatinaw Forest Service Road at coordinate I (55° 7.165, 120° 14.632). Following Kiskatinaw FSR back to Highway 52 (Heritage Highway) at coordinate J (55° 7.182, 120° 13.180). Following Highway 52 south and west to the starting point at coordinate A (54° 59.502, -120° 51.410).
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:
- Travelling to or from his or her residence;
- Using a highway as defined in the Highway Act;
- Travelling through or entering the area as a person acting in an official capacity; or
- 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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South Peace Complex Information Officer
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