Parks Canada officials say a wildfire in Verdant Creek area of Kootenay National Park has grown since it was first detected on July 15.
Due to the fire, area closures in Kootenay and Banff national parks are in place.
“Parks Canada staff, with contracted helicopters, are actively managing the fire,” reads a statement on Parks Canada’s online bulletin.
In Kootenay National Park
In Banff National Park
Backcountry camping permits in this area are cancelled until further notice.
The closures will remains in place until further notice and Parks Canada will continue to monitor the area to ensure on-going public safety.
You can report wildfires, illegal campfires, or suspicious smoke to Banff Dispatch at 403-762-4506.