The Prince George Fire Centre has issued a ban on category 2 open fires.
The prohibition goes into effect Thursday at noon, and stands until the end of September or otherwise notified.
The Prince George Fire Centre covers all of northeast B.C.
Specifically, prohibited activities will include:
- The burning of any material (piled or unpiled) smaller than two metres high and three metres wide.
- The burning of stubble or grass over an area less than 2,000 square metres.
- The use of burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description.
- The use of sky lanterns, tiki torches or fireworks.
- The use of stoves and other portable campfire apparatuses that are not CSA/ULC approved.
- This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, and it does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.
This prohibition applies to all B.C. Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department.
Please check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire.