Fire ban in place for Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks due to high risk of wildfire

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A high risk of wildfire in the area has now led to a fire ban in three mountain parks in Alberta and British Columbia.

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A notice posted on Banff National Park Website The restrictions, which also include Yoho and Kootenay National Parks in BC, are said to have been issued on Friday to ensure the safety of residents and visitors.

It says it is also in place to protect infrastructure in the three national parks.


Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks share borders in the Rocky Mountains.

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The notice said that illegally lighting a fire in a national park could result in a fine of up to $25,000.

Provincial fire restrictions and restrictions are also in place in southern Alberta, including the river valley town of Lethbridge and the town of Three Hills, due to limited water supplies.

The sanctions come in the form of unexpected fire behavior in BC, which has forced the evacuation of the entire community of Ollalla and an evacuation alert for the village of Keremeos.

The fire is one of 146 that were reported to the B.C. Wildfire Service over the past week.

Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures in the 30s in B.C. in the coming week and strong winds could complicate firefighting efforts, but there’s no sign of the lightning storms that started several wildfires recently. is of.

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Plus-30 temperatures are also expected in southern Alberta next week.


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