Area Restriction in effect for Mount Docking Wildfire
The BC Wildfire Service has implemented an Area Restriction Order for the vicinity of the Mount Docking wildfire, which is located approximately 27 kilometres east of the Village of Radium Hot Springs and seven kilometres east of Kootenay National Park.
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This restriction is currently in effect and will remain in effect until 1 p.m. on October 15, or until rescinded.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 from the terminus of Cross River-South FSR, west (uphill) to the boundary of Kootenay National Park, north to the Mt Docking ridgeline, east to Mt Docking peak, continuing northeast along the ridgeline and downslope to join the unnamed road at 800 m (coordinate -115 41.172, 50 46.948) on the west side of the Mitchell River, south to the junction of the unnamed road and Mitchell River, south following the west bank of the Mitchell River to the terminus of Corral North FSR, southwest to the junction of Corral North FSR and Corral West FSR, south to the junction of Corral West FSR and Cross River-South FSR, and west, uphill to the Point of Commencement.
NOTE: Travel on the Corral 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:
- 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.
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: http://ow.ly/3UJo50Kc3o3
Ignited by lightning July 30, the Mount Docking wildfire is now an estimated 341 hectares and out-of-control.
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: www.bcwildfire.ca or download the BC Wildfire Service public mobile app.
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