Cariboo Fire Centre Lifts Category 2 Fire Ban
Prince George, B.C. – Category 2 open fires are once again allowed throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre.
According to fire information officer Emily Epp it’s “due to a decreased wildfire risk in the region.”
“Currently our fire danger rating is very low throughout the entire fire centre and we’ve had over a week of cool and wet temperatures and seen a lot of rain,” she says.
“So at this point we are lifting the Category 2 prohibition temporarily with the understanding that potentially if things dry out again it will likely go in place again later in the summer.”
Epp adds there are currently no active fires in the Cariboo Fire Centre.
Category 2 fires are fires that burn material in piles smaller than two metres high and three metres wide, with no more than two piles at a time, or stubble or grass over an area smaller than 2,000 square metres.
Along with Category 2 fires, campfires are also allowed in the region though larger Category 3 open fires remain prohibited.
To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call toll-free 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cellphone.