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Banff National Parks, Yoho National Parks, Kootenay National Parks to ban fires

Banff, Alta. — Currently, fire bans are in place at his three mountain parks in Alberta and British Columbia due to the high risk of wildfires in the area.

The ban, which includes British Columbia’s Yoho and Kootenay National Parks, was issued Friday to ensure the safety of residents and visitors, according to a notice posted on the Banff National Parks website.

It is also to protect the infrastructure of the three national parks.

Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, and Kootenay National Park share the boundaries of the Rocky Mountains.

According to the notice, illegally burning fires in national parks can result in fines of up to $25,000.

Due to limited water supplies, provincial fire bans and restrictions are also in place in southern Alberta, including the River Valley of Lethbridge and the town of Three Hills.

The ban comes after unpredictable fire behavior in British Columbia forced the entire community of Olala to evacuate and issued an evacuation alert to the village of Keremeos.

The fire is one of 146 reported to the BC Wildfire Service last week.

Environment Canada forecasts temperatures in the 30s in British Columbia next week, with gusty winds likely to make firefighting difficult, but signs of thunderstorms that have sparked many of the recent wildfires. not so far.

Temperatures of plus 30 degrees are expected to hit southern Alberta next week.

Due to limited water supplies, provincial fire bans and restrictions are also in place in southern Alberta, including the River Valley of Lethbridge and the town of Three Hills.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on August 5, 2022.

Banff National Parks, Yoho National Parks, Kootenay National Parks to ban fires

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