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Province closes Wells Gray Provincial Park

In an effort to protect public safety, BC Parks, in co-ordination with the BC Wildfire Service, will close Wells Gray Provincial Park effective 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

The closure will remain in effect until further notice.

BC Wildfire Service resources are actively engaged on multiple interface fires throughout the province and, to ensure the safety of the public, this closure is necessary. Wells Gray Provincial Park is accessible by only one road, which would make an evacuation of the area difficult if it were needed. This proactive measure will enable a safe and orderly exit of the public from the area.

No public access to Wells Gray Provincial Park will be allowed after 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 9. Anyone currently in Wells Gray Provincial Park is required to leave the area. BC Parks personnel will be available to assist the public as they depart.

At this time BC Wildfire Service is not aware of any wildfires that are an immediate risk to Wells Gray Park.

For more information about the closure, please visit the BC Parks website: www.bcparks.ca

For the latest information on wildfire activity, conditions and prohibitions, please visit the BC Wildfire Service website at: www.bcwildfire.ca.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.

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