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Update: Arrow Slocan Wildfires

Last revised: July 21, 2021

BC has now declared a state of emergency due to the current wildfire situation. Arrow Slocan is affected by a number of wildfires burning out of control that are intermittently causing regional smoke, backcountry closures in some locations and evacuation alerts or orders for surrounding communities.

The situation in the backcountry is primed for wildfires. It is tinder dry. Parking on dry grass, hot disk brakes on a bike and other seemingly insignificant actions can lead to a fire. If you are traveling in backcountry or front country areas, do not use any type of lit stove that has potential to interface with surrounding dry material, do not smoke, and certainly follow all fire ban restrictions.

Above all, consider your actions, whether to travel to certain areas and play it safe. A wildfire not only has significant impacts to wildlife, flora, fauna, forests and environment, it also threatens homes, communities, businesses and can take lives.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire, or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone.

Know before your go:

Southeast Fire Centre Wildfire Information
* Find here details of all south-east fire centre news releases, area restriction maps and fire details.

TranBC Wildfire Advisories – current road and ferry closures.
* As of July 21, the Needles ferry is currently only operating to support evacuation. Highway 6 is closed to 6km east of Fauquier.

Restriction map for the Slocan Valley’s Trozzo Creek and Mt Rupple Fire (July 21, 2021)

Trozzo Creek, Winlaw
Fire of Note – details pertaining to this fire.

Octopus Creek, Edgewood
Fire of Note – details pertaining to this fire including evacuation orders and alerts.

Michaud Creek, south of Edgewood
Fire of Note – details pertaining to this fire including evacuation orders and alerts.

Air Quality Index
Castlegar is the nearest station.

BC Wildfire Map