Two of the roads that make up the “Alice Lake Loop” have been temporarily closed to the public, to help with firefighting operations and to protect the public.
The loop is located between Port Allice and Port McNeill on northern Vancouver Island.
Keogh Main Road is closed at the 26-kilometre mark, and the Merry Widow Main Road is closed at the 40-kilometre mark.
The following recreation sites have also been closed as a result:
- Maynard Lake
- Trout Lake
- Reappearing River
- Vanishing River
- Benson Lake
- Iron Lake
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development made the announcement Sunday.
The B.C. Wildfire Service says that 67 fires are currently burning on Vancouver Island — almost all of them are burning on the northern Island.