Update regarding campfires in the Southeast Fire Centre Print Article Font Size
As of Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, campfires are again allowed in the Southeast Fire Centre. In addition, as of September 30, 2017, category 2 fires are again permitted within the Columbia Fire Zone - which covers Area A within the CSRD. Larger category 3 fires are still prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre.

For emore information and to view a map of the affected area, please view the official press release by clicking HERE.

The Town of Golden and Fire Chief Dave Balding would like to remind residents that although more seasonal weather conditions and recent precipitation has reduced the wildfire risk in the region, it is important for people to remain vigilant when having campfires or category 2 fires as conditions are still dry enough for a wildfire to flare up.

The Fire Danger Rating (i.e. the risk of a wildfire starting) for the Southeast Fire Centre is still listed as moderate to high in much of the area. For more information, to view the official press release or to learn about restrictions and fire danger ratings, please visit http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca or click here: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/wildfirenews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=2908

Please note that if there is any information that affects our area locally, we will certainly share it with residents on this page and through our other media channels. The Town of Golden and the CSRD Area A have an integrated emergency management program, with the Emergency Program Coordinator that works to plan for emergencies that impact the local community.

The Town would like to remind residents to help keep your family safe from wildfires and other emergencies by preparing in advance for a potential evacuation alert or order: develop a household plan, put together an emergency kit and connect with your neighbours.

Visit
http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca to keep up to date on the current wildfire status in our area and www.bcairquality.ca for information on air quality and smoky sky advisories. In addition, visit www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca for emergency information and alerts.