Both the Whitetail Creek wildfire on the west boundary of Kootenay National Park, and the Wardle wildfire in the Vermilion valley of Kootenay National Park are classed as Being Observed. This means that Parks Canada continues to monitor these fires and they are not expected to spread given prevailing and forecasted conditions.

Note: This is the final update about the Wardle wildfire and Whitetail Creek wildfire.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

AREA CLOSURES:
  • The Simpson River (Verdant closure zone) area is now open.
  • Some additional closures associated with the wildfires remain in place. For up-to-date information visit: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/kootenay/securite-safety/kpn-knp-feu-fire-2018 

FIRE BAN:

  • The fire ban will be lifted September 14th at 12:00p.m. MT for Redstreak Campground in Kootenay National Park due to recent precipitation and cooler temperatures that have lowered the fire danger.
  • The fire ban has already been lifted elsewhere in Kootenay, Yoho and Banff national parks.

WILDFIRE QUICK FACTS

Location: Kootenay National Park

 

Whitetail Creek Wildfire size (approx.): 1,335 hectares 
Status: Being observed

Wardle Wildfire size (approx.): 3,600 hectares 
Status: Being held and observed

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FOR CURRENT INFORMATION:

Contact llyk.fire-feu@pc.gc.ca

Please report any suspicious smoke to Banff Dispatch at 403-762-4506 or call 9-1-1.

Visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/kootenay/securite-safety/kpn-knp-feu-fire-2018 for up-to-date information.