Fire Danger Forces Closure of Recreation Sites in the Cariboo
Williams Lake, B.C. – The wildfire situation in the Cariboo has prompted the closure of all recreation sites in the Cariboo Fire Centre effective immediately.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations issued the closure and it will stay in effect until further notice.
Any people currently using recreation sites within the Cariboo Fire Centre are advised to leave.
“Recreationalists are encouraged to avoid travelling in the backcountry in areas of active wildfires or where the fire danger rating is high to extreme,” says the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
“Given the current fire danger ratings and number of active wildfires, further restrictions may be considered if people do not stay out of the backcountry. BC Wildfire Service resources are actively engaged on multiple interface fires throughout the province. To ensure the safety of the public, these closures are necessary.”
You can view a map of the boundaries of the Cariboo Fire Centre below.