Campfires Still Banned in Some Areas of Province
Prince George, B.C. – As wildfires continue to roar in the Cariboo, Kamloops and South East Fire centres, the campfire bans remain in place in those regions, and the BC Conservation Officer Service will be patrolling to ensure folks are obeying the rules.
“Despite the well advertised campfire ban being in place for most of summer, some campers are choosing to have a campfire anyways” BC Conservation Service Deputy Chief Chris Doyle. He says Conservation Officers are conducting patrols to ensure the ban on campfires and off road vehicle use is being adhered to “Ove the last week, CO’s issued 37 violation tickets for contravention of the BC Wildfire Act. Some of the fires found were unattended as well.”
Campfires and recreational fires are allowed both within the City of Prince George and in the Prince George Fire Centre, however, anyone heading out for the long weekend to other areas needs to know campfires are prohibited in the Cariboo, Kamloops and Southeast Fire Centres. There is also a ban on the use of any off road vehicles in those three regions. Check the BC Wildfire Service current restriction and bans to ensure your plans will be allowed. You can access that page by clicking here.
“Conservation Officers will be patrolling during the long weekend” says Doyle “persons found violating the campfire ban will be charged.”