As many of you are aware, there are wildfires active in the surrounding wilderness. While firefighting efforts are underway, we want to stress the importance of prioritizing safety and being prepared. The wildfires remain a significant distance away from the Fort Nelson First Nation (FNFN) IR#2 reserve and the settled area Fort Nelson.

Fort Nelson First Nation and Northern Rockies Regional Municipality are working closely together with BC Wildfire Service and other local partners to ensure clear and timely communication during this situation.

Due to the unpredictable and volatile nature of the fires, we kindly ask all community members to refrain from accessing the backcountry at this time. This precaution is essential to ensure your safety and to avoid any potential interference with ongoing firefighting operations.

We also ask that community members of each respective community please provide their Emergency Operations Center (EOC); either the FNFN's EOC or the NRRM’s EOC with updated locations of your cabins, traplines, or culturally significant areas so that we can ensure this information is passed on to BC Wildfire Services.

Please know that we are closely monitoring the wildfires in the area and will provide further updates as necessary. In the meantime, let us continue to support one another and remain vigilant during this challenging time. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

 

Contacts:

Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Phone: 250.500.3522

Email: EOC@northernrockies.ca

 

Fort Nelson First Nation

Phone: 250.775.0716

Email: communications@fnnation.ca

 

For current status updates, please refer to the BC Wildfire Service Map at:
https://wildfiresituation.nrs.gov.bc.ca/map

 

Stay safe and stay informed.

 

Sincerely,

Northern Rockies Regional Municipality & Fort Nelson First Nation