A series of four wildfires southwest of Vanderhoof has led to a restricted access order being handed down. The restriction means only local residents and people who work and travel through the area, will be allowed in.
The provincial government says the move is being taken in the name of public safety and is also being done to support wildfire fighting efforts.
The access is restricted around the Big Bend Creek, Tatelkuz Lake, Lucas Lake and Chedakuz Creek wildfires. The restriction will remain in place until further notice.
The Tatelkuz Lake fire has burned about 1,271 hectares about five kilometres west of Tatelkuz Lake, and is located about 94 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof.
The Big Bend Creek fire has burned about 2,062 hectares about 66 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof.
The Lucas Lake fire has burned about 6,300 hectares east of Lucas Lake, about 90 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof.
And the Chedakuz Creek fire has burned about 2,355 hectares about 90 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof. All of the fires were started by lightning either July 7th or 8th.
Access is restricted on all Crown land on all roads accessed by the Kluskus Lavoie Forest Service Road (Gold Road) beyond the 13-kilometre mark, all roads accessed by the Kluskus Forest Service Road beyond the 77-kilometre mark and on all roads accessed by the Kluskus 500 Road beyond the 28-kilometre mark (the 528 sign) just west of Kenney Dam.