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Area restriction in effect for vicinity of Omineca complex area

The BC Wildfire Service is implementing an area restriction order for the vicinity of the Omineca complex area around Germansen Landing. The size of the area restriction reflects the continued need to protect the public in areas where there are ongoing fire suppression activities and hazardous fire behaviour conditions.

This order took effect at noon Pacific Daylight Time on Sunday, July 2, and remains in force until the earlier of September 30, 2023, or until the Order is rescinded. This Order applies to Crown land within the geographic boundaries described below:

Referencing to geographic locations, geographic coordinates and the 16-point compass rose directions, the boundary commences at Mount Henri at coordinate A (56° 30.469’N, -124° 43.503’W); then heading SSE to the confluence of Mesilinka River and Omineca Arm at coordinate B (56° 07.865’N, -124° 28.026’W); then heading SSE to Fries Peak coordinate C (55° 49.483’N, -124° 20.267’W); then heading SW to the north end of Wolverine Lakes at coordinate D (55° 43.306’N, -124° 29.775’W); then heading SW to South Germansen River at a point 5 km due south of Germansen Lake Road at coordinate E (55° 37.592’N, -124° 42.415’W); then heading W to Germansen Mountain at coordinate F (55° 37.592’N, -124° 51.968’W); then heading WNW to the east end of Kelly Lake at coordinate G (55° 45.443’N, -125° 41.110’W); then heading NNE to the south end of Tenekihi Lakes at coordinate H (56° 10.331’N, -125° 29.111’W); then heading NNE to Blackpine Lake at coordinate I (56° 19.984’N, -125° 20.433’W); then heading NE to starting coordinate A (56° 30.469’N, -124° 43.503’W).

Under this Order and section 11(2) of the Wildfire Act, a person must not remain in or enter the restricted area without the prior written authorization of an official designated for the purposes of the Wildfire Act, unless the person enters the area only in the course of:

  • (a) Travelling to or from his or her residence;
  • (b) Travelling through the area using the Finlay Forest Service Road;
  • (c) Travelling through or entering the area as a person acting in an official capacity; or
  • (d) Travelling through or entering the area for an approved purpose of supporting wildfire suppression activities.

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