BC Wildfire Service is reminding boaters to stay clear of firefighting aircraft

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development BC Wildfire Service issued an information bulletin for the Southeast Fire Centre on August 8, 2017 reminding the public that they must stay clear of firefighting aircraft that are collecting water from lakes in the region, including Moyie Lake, Lake Koocanusa and Premier Lake. Anyone interfering with fire suppression activities could face a violation ticket fine of $1,150 or an administrative penalty of up to $100,000.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, please see the information bulletin or visit: www.bcwildfire.ca.  You can also follow the latest wildfire news at http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo or http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo.