Banff National Park Introduces Backcountry Fire Ban Over ‘Elevated’ Wildfire Risk

Parks Canada introduced a backcountry fire ban in Banff National Park Monday, as a wildfire discovered over the weekend continues to grow.

Campground and trail closures have been expanded in Banff National Park and Kootenay National Park as a safety precaution, Parks Canada announced in a bulletin.

The Verdant Creek blaze was first detected on Saturday. Smoke continues to billow over Banff, Alta. skies.

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