Due to intense wildfire activity in the northern regions of British Columbia and Alberta, most of the Cariboo is experiencing smoky skies.
Northerly winds are bringing smoke from northern wildfires in to the area, and community members are encouraged to stay indoors and reduce activity levels if they have health concerns.
Public and media are encouraged to monitor:
The BC Wildfire Service public map for local fire conditions,
The B.C. Air Quality website for current advisories and smoke forecasts,
The FireSmoke Canada website for current smoke conditions,
The DriveBC website for current road conditions and closures or delays due to visibility and/or wildfire, and
The Government of Canada’s weather information and public alerts website for local alerts and special weather statements.
Human-caused wildfires are completely preventable and divert critical resources away from naturally caused fires. Always practice safe, responsible open fire use.
To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone.