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Open burning allowed again in Prince George area

Effective at 12 noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, all open burning will once again be allowed throughout the Prince George Fire Centre.

The last remaining campfire ban in the region was lifted on Sept. 6, 2017.

The current prohibition on the use of some fire-related equipment will also be lifted in the Prince George Fire Centre at 12 noon on Sept. 20, 2017:

  • burn barrels or burn cages
  • sky lanterns
  • binary exploding targets
  • air curtain burners
  • fireworks

A map of the Prince George Fire Centre’s boundaries is available online: http://ow.ly/b7Fq30fgLZU

Although fire danger ratings have dropped in this region due to recent rain and cooler temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to exercise caution with any outdoor burning or campfire use.

Anyone planning to burn a pile larger than two metres high by three metres wide or conduct a grass burn larger than 0.2 hectares (Category 3 fires) must obtain a burn registration number ahead of time by calling 1 888 797-1717.

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online: http://ow.ly/znny309kJv5

If a fire escapes, the person responsible may be fined up to $100,000 and may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that the burn is done in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with open burning regulations. For more information about fire-related fines and penalties, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/wildfirefines

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