Boaters in the region are being reminded to stay away from firefighting aircraft for the second time in a week.
The BC Wildfire Service says people on Moyie Lake are putting themselves in extreme danger when they get too close.
Anyone found approaching the planes could be issued fines up to $100,000.
Fire Information Officer Karlie Shaughnessy says they could ban all watercrafts from the lake if boaters interfere with fire suppression efforts.
“That behaviour is considered extremely dangerous and it interferes with the BC Wildfire Service’s abilities to fight a fire since a pilot cannot collect water when there’s a boat in its intended flight path.” explains Shaughnessy. “Such interference can reduce the effectiveness of fire suppression activities and can pose a safety risk to the public and first responders.”
Just last week residents were sent the same message about aircraft on Premier Lake.
– Karlie Shaughnessy, Southeast Fire Centre Fire Information Officer