A public access restriction for areas around the Big Sheep Creek wildfire west of Rossland will take effect immediately and remain in force until the public is otherwise notified.
This restriction is being put in place to protect the safety of the public and firefighting personnel and closes the Seven Summits trail at the intersection of Red Resort to the intersection at the Old Cascade Highway. The Seven Summits trail remains open from the Nancy Greene Summit to Red Mountain Resort.
This area restriction order applies to Crown land within the geographic boundaries outlined below:
The intersection of the Seven Summits Trails and the old Rossland Cascade Highway (GPS 49° 1.813′ N 117 53.826′ W) north to the intersection of the Seven Summits Trails and the Top of Red Mountain Resort (GPS 49° 6.330′ N 117 52.138″ W)
A map of the affected areas is available online at: http://bit.ly/1JnOgdL
The 190-hectare Big Sheep Creek wildfire is 30% contained and highly visible from the city of Rossland and surrounding areas. Today 33 personnel, five helicopters and two pieces of equipment are on-site.