2017 Emergency Operations Centre
|Emergency Operations Centre|
|Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) |
Local body coordinating emergency response
Provincial Emergency Program
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Weekdays
Diamond Creek Fire Between Manning and Cathedral Provincial Parks
The Diamond Creek fire has crossed from Washington State into Canada between Cathedral and Manning Provincial Parks. The area is popular for hiking, fishing and other recreational activities. At this time no private property or structures are identified at immediate risk. The backcountry area between Cathedral and Manning Parks has been shut down by the Province of BC. BC Parks has shut down all of Cathedral Provincial Park due to the risk of this fire.
The Diamond Creek fire originated on July 23rd in the Paysayten Wilderness of Washington state, approximately 10 km south of the Canada/U.S. border. The fire crossed into BC near Border Lake on August 29th.
Trails in the backcountry area between Cathedral and Manning Provincial Parks include Flat Top Mountain, Trappers Lake, the Centennial Trail, Monument 83, Border Lake and the Paysayten River Trail outside of Manning Park. Trail users within Manning Park are advised to remain on alert for any change in conditions.