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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2017FLNR0222-001424
Aug. 10, 2017
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
BC Wildfire Service
Dunn Lake area restriction rescinded

KAMLOOPS – Due to reduced fire activity and recent progress made on the Dunn Lake wildfire by firefighting crews, the BC Wildfire Service has rescinded the area restriction order that was implemented on July 7, 2017, for the area around this fire.

As of noon on Aug. 10, 2017, this order is no longer in effect. Members of the public may once again use the area near Dunn Lake.

A map indicating where the Dunn Lake area restriction has been rescinded is available online: http://ow.ly/xPGl30ejBcE

The BC Wildfire Service is reminding the public that the Dunn Lake fire is still an active wildfire. People should remain vigilant and exercise caution while travelling in the area. An off-road vehicle (ORV) restriction is currently in effect throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre.

This wildfire is now classified as “under control” and is not expected to spread, but anyone participating in recreational activities around Dunn Lake should be aware that the area is experiencing “high” and “extreme” fire danger ratings.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued evacuation alerts and evacuation orders in this region. For more information, please visit: https://www.tnrd.ca/  

To report a wildfire 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: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

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Contact:
 
Kamloops Fire Centre
BC Wildfire Service
250 554-5965
 

 
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