Ministry expands crown land restriction surrounding Elephant Hill wildfire

By Vanessa Ybarra
August 20, 2017 - 4:36pm

CLINTON, B.C. — The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has expanded the Crown land restriction surrounding the Elephant Hill wildfire.

The Ministry made the announcement at noon on Sunday.

The updated land restriction is outlined on the map,which is available here.

The Ministry says the order is in place to protect public safety and ensure the safety of firefighters who continue to battle the fire.

The order excludes those:

  • Travelling to or from their home that isn't under an evacuation order
  • Travelling to or from leased property for the purpose of accessing a secondary residence or recreational property
  • Using a highway as defined in the Transportation Act
  • Travelling as a person acting in an official capacity
  • Travelling for the purpose of supporting wildfire suppression activities
  • Engaging in a commercial activity within the regular course of the person's business or employment
  • Participating in a commercial activity

The restriction does not include private land or the garbage dump and transfer station.

 

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