Tag : wildfire

Category 2 Open Burning Ban

Effective at noon Mountain Time on Friday, August 2, 2019, Category 2 open burning will be prohibited within the District of Sparwood. The implementation of this prohibition, which is consistent with the one issued by BC Wildfire Service Southeast Fire Centre, will help prevent wildfires sparked by Category 2 open burns and to protect public safety. It will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

Provincial State of Emergency Declared

The B.C. government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

More information available here

Fire Ban Rescinded

Take note! The municipal fire ban will be rescinded as of 4 PM today (September 22). Note that backyard fire pits do require a permit that can be obtained from the Main Office at 136 Spruce Avenue. More information available here: http://sparwood.ca/burning-permits

Sparwood Trails Re-opened!

As of 6:00 p.m. on September 15, 2017, all Sparwood trails are open for public use.

Information Bulletin: Rocky Mountain Forest District restrictions amended.

Due to recent changes in weather and fire behaviour, the closure of the Rocky Mountain Forest District will be rescinded effective at noon Pacific time on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

However, the campfire ban and off-road vehicle (ORV) prohibition remain in effect for the entire region. For more information about the ORV prohibition, please visit: http://ow.ly/LVRt30eCGlM

Please review the full release to see where restrictions still apply.

Information Bulletin: Update on fires in the east Kootenay

The current hot, dry and windy conditions have caused an increase in fire behaviour for some modified response fires burning in the east Kootenay. This information bulletin is an update on the status of the fires in the east Kootenay as of September 5, 2017.

Information Bulletin: Back-country Closure

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, all Crown land within the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District is closed to public access due to the extreme fire danger rating, the number of unprecedented aggressive wildfires throughout the region and moderate winds forecasted over the next few days.

BC Wildfire Service Newsletter

The newsletter, released by BC Wildfire Service on August 26, 2017, provides the public with an update on this year’s fire season, road closures, off-road travel and backroad restrictions, fire bans and permits, hunting, and tips on collecting firewood.