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Kitimat issues fire ban

Kitimat issues fire ban

The District of Kitimat has issued a fire ban in an attempt to prevent wildfire starts.

The ban covers all open fires, including campfires within the district boundaries effective 4:30 p.m. July 27th.

Officials say the community is in an area considered to have an extreme forest fire risk.

The BC Wildfire Service says fuels across the Northwest are very dry and new fires may start easily and burn quickly.

Breaking the burning ban could lead to ticket for $1150, an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, a fine of up
to $100,000 and/or one year in jail.

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