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Coastal Fire Centre to ban larger fires on Haida Gwaii

Coastal Fire Centre to ban larger fires on Haida Gwaii

With uncommonly dry conditions across Haida Gwaii and no significant rain in the forecast, the BC Wildfire Service is trying to cut down the wildfire risk.

The Coastal Fire Centre is banning larger Category 2 and 3 open burning as of noon Wednesday, July 25, although campfires will still be allowed.

Prohibited activities on Haida Gwaii will also include fireworks, firecrackers, and sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages, and the use of binary exploding targets.

Haida Gwaii and the area known as the fog zone are the only two places within the Coastal Fire Centre area where campfures are allowed.

Officials say 72% of the wildfires in the Coastal Fire Centre since April 1 have been caused by people.

The ban will remain in effect until Oct. 19, 2018, or until the public is otherwise notified.

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