Alaska Highway closed due to wildfire

Fort St John

2023-05-15 16:01 PDT

File # PSA - Fire related road closure

The Fort St John RCMP would like to notify the public that the Alaska Highway (Hwy 97) has been closed from Highway 29 (Mile 54) north to the Mile 80 rest stop, according to Ministry of Transportation. There are NO detours.  

For more information on the fire situation, please visit:

The Fort St John RCMP are asking all driving public to remain off the highway and out of the Evacuation Order area to allow evacuees, first responders and fire crews uninhibited access to safely and adequately deal with whatever situations present themselves.   

Please keep yourself up-to-date as this is a very dynamic situation.


Released by

Cst. Chad Neustaeter

Media Relations Officer
Fort St John RCMP
10648 100th St, Fort St John, BC, V1J 3Z6
Office: 250-787-8100
Fax: 250-787-8133


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