Parks Canada issues fire ban for Banff National Park

Alberta, BC national parks under a fire ban due to high risk of wildfire

 

A fire ban is now in place for Banff National Park due to a high risk of wildfires in the area.

A notice posted on the Banff National Park website says the ban, which also includes Yoho and Kootenay national parks in B.C., was issued Friday to ensure the safety of residents and visitors.

The bans come as unpredictable fire behaviour in B.C. has forced the evacuation of the entire community of Olalla and an evacuation alert for the village of Keremeos.

Burning fires illegally in a national park can lead to a fine of up to $25,000.

Provincial fire bans and restrictions are also in place across southern Alberta, including in the city of Lethbridge and in the town of Three Hills, due to limited water supply.

Plus 30 temperatures are expected to hit most of Alberta next week.

Click here to see fire bans-Advisories in Alberta

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