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Posted: July 26, 2021

Area restriction around Marion Lake wildfire

The BC Wildfire Service has implemented an Area Restriction Order for the vicinity of the Marion Lake wildfire, 44 kilometres southeast of Golden.

This area restriction reflects the continued need to protect the public in areas where ongoing fire suppression activities are taking place.

This order is currently in effect and will remain in effect until 12:00 noon (PDT) on August 19, or until rescinded.

The order applies to Crown land within the geographic boundaries described and outlined in the correlated map.

Marion Lake wildfire (N42121), originated 44 kilometres southeast of Golden:

  • Commencing at the Beaverfoot FSR crossing with Fraser Crk.
  • Going S-SW to Coral Mtn then SE along the height of land to Castle Mtn.
  • Then across NE to the junction of the Beaverfoot FSR and access to Marion Lake Rec Site.
  • Then following the Beaverfoot FSR NW back up to the point of commencement.

NOTE: Travel along the Beaverfoot FSR is not permitted.

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:
(a) travelling to or from his or her principle residence that is not under an  evacuation order;
(b) using a highway as defined in the Transportation Act;
(c) travelling as a person acting in an official capacity as defined in s.56 of the

Wildfire Act; or
(d) travelling for the purpose of supporting wildfire suppression or enforcement patrol activities.

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.

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: www.bcwildfire.ca or download the BC Wildfire Service public mobile app.

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