Nahatlatch Forest Service Road closed until further notice

Developments and updates on the fire and road status will be provided by the Coastal Fire Centre if conditions change

A lightning storm that tracked through the Fraser Canyon and surrounding areas on July 14 ignited wildfires that continue to burn in the Fraser Canyon, Nahatlatch River and Mahatl Creek drainages.

The Mahatl Creek fire that began on the border of the Mahatl Creek Provincial Park and the Nahatlatch River valley has now advanced across the Nahatlatch Forest Service Road.

The Nahatlatch Forest Service Road runs west from Boston Bar on the north side of the Nahatlatch River.

Until further notice, the Nahatlatch Forest Service Road is closed at the west end of Nahatlatch Lake to protect public safety and to allow free access to wildfire crews.

Developments and updates on the fire and road status will be provided by the Coastal Fire Centre if conditions change.

The 600-hectare Mahatl Creek fire is situated in steep and rugged terrain.

Wildfire Management Branch crews are currently engaged in limited action to stall the fire growth’s eastward down the Nahatlatch Valley.

Current weather patterns have allowed additional firefighting resources from other areas to be redeployed to this fire.

To ensure public safety, an information kiosk has been set up on the Nahatlatch Forest Service Road at approximately the 15-kilometre mark.

Travellers are urged to respect the road closure and avoid this area, since weather and fire behaviour can change rapidly.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cellphone.

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