Area restriction lifted around Sakeniche fire

Due to reduced fire activity and recent progress made by firefighting crews, the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) has rescinded the area restriction order for areas around the Sakeniche wildfire.

However, the BCWS reminds members of the public that the Sakeniche wildfire is an active worksite and that they should exercise caution at all times while travelling in the area. Even if an area restriction has been rescinded, officials still have the authority under the Wildfire Act and its regulations to order anyone to leave the area.

The Sakeniche wildfire is about 20 kilometres north of Middle River and about 120 kilometres northwest of Fort St. James.

Before entering any area affected by wildfire, members of the public should be aware that significant safety hazards may be present. Trees that have been damaged by fire might be unstable and could fall down. Ash pits can be hard to detect and can remain hot long after the flames have died down.

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