Cumberland’s trail network, including all trails on public and privately owned lands, remains open at this time and through the August long weekend. The Village and UROC are working closely with private forest landowners to assess current fire hazard risk and will provide any updates – including potential recreational closure information – to trail users via Cumberland.ca, UROC’s Facebook page, and signage at primary trail access points.
Decisions regarding access restrictions are made based on factors that include wildfire danger ratings, other technical indices, current and forecasted weather conditions, and the availability of firefighting resources. Authorities have determined that current conditions do not warrant recreational access restrictions at this time, however conditions are continuously being assessed and trail access status is subject to change.
All trail users are reminded to exercise extreme caution while recreating in the forests surrounding Cumberland. Only non-motorized recreation is permitted, campfire and smoking bans are now in effect, and any suspicious activity should be immediately reported to 911.
To report a wildfire, call 1 800 663 5555 or *5555 from a cell phone. Any information you can provide is helpful, however you can expect the emergency call taker to ask for details about the fire such as:
i.e. Where is the fire? How far up the hillside?
e.g. Metres? Hectares? Size of a house? Size of a football field?
- Rate of spread
i.e. How quickly is the fire spreading?
i.e. What is burning? Grass, bushes, trees?
i.e. What colour is the smoke? Are flames visible?
i.e. Are there any people or buildings at risk?
i.e. Is anyone fighting the fire?