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Province-wide campfire ban now in effect

Province-wide campfire ban now in effect

All open fires, including campfires are prohibited effective 8 AM on Monday July 10, 2017.

The prohibition is due to the recent fire activity and lack of rain and lightning in the forecast. This initiative is to help prevent human-caused forest fires and to ensure the crews responding to the current wildfire activity can stay focus on fighting existing fires, along with new, naturally occurring fires.

The prohibition will stay in effect until October 21, 2017, or until otherwise notified.

The fire ban includes all BC Parks, Crown Lands and private lands within the province.

Campfires, tiki torches, sky lanterns, fireworks/firecrackers and binary exploding targets are among the ban along with burning waste, debris or any other materials.

CSA or ULC rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes are not included in the ban as long as the height of the flame is less than 15 cm.

 

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