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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Wildfire Update from Parks Canada, August 1, 3:45 p.m.

Verdant Creek Wildfire Update from Parks Canada:

What’s new
Visibility on Highway 93 South through Kootenay National Park and the Trans-Canada Highway (HWY 1) through Banff National Park is being affected by wildfire smoke and fire suppression activities.

Highways will remain open as long as safe driving conditions can be maintained. If smoke settles or thickens in the valley bottom, motorists should expect speed reductions, flagging personnel and pilot vehicles to ensure safe passage.

What to expect
The safety of the public, our crews, park infrastructure and neighbouring lands is Parks Canada’s first priority. Fire and weather conditions can change quickly and the public is encouraged to stay informed and check for updates before heading through the park.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  • A fire ban remains in effect in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks due to the elevated fire danger and to prevent the possibility of human-caused fires. 

FOR CURRENT INFORMATION:

Emergencies only: Report wildfires, illegal campfires, or suspicious smoke to Banff Dispatch at 403-762-4506

NOTE: Further updates regarding the Verdant Creek wildfire will be provided only when there are significant changes.
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