Fire Restrictions in Prince George Fire Centre
Prince George, B.C. – The hot weather, and the current battle to bring the Little Bobtail Lake fire under control, have prompted a prohibition on category 2 and 3 fires in the Prince George Fire Centre.
the Effective at noon, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited in the Prince George Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.
The current wildfire hazard rating throughout the Prince George Fire Centre, is moderate to high ( see image at right)
Specifically, prohibited activities will include:
* the burning of stubble or grass
* any fire larger than a campfire
* fireworks and firecrackers
* burn barrels
* tiki torches and similar kinds of torches
The 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.
Anyone conducting Category 2 or 3 fires anywhere in the Prince George Fire Centre must make sure the fires are completely out by noon tomorrow.
The Prince George Fire Centre extends from the borders of the Yukon and Northwest Territories in the north to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Cottonwood River and Robson Valley in the south, and from the Alberta
border in the east to the Skeena Mountains in the west.