Campfires to Be Allowed Again In Vanderhoof Region
Prince George, B.C. – The ban on campfires in the Vanderhoof Forest District will be lifted at noon today.
A similar ban has been lifted in the Smithers region.
This is the first time since early July that campfires have been allowed throughout the Prince George Fire Centre as the recent cooler temperatures and rainfall have reduced the fire danger rating. The ban was lifted last month in many regions, including the City of Prince George, when conditions improved, but the ban remained in place in the Vanderhoof and Nadina areas.
While campfires will once again be allowed, the prohibition against open fires larger than a campfire (0.5 metres by 0.5 metres) will remain in effect within the entire Prince George Fire Centre.
A number of other activities also remain prohibited:
* Category 2 and Category 3 open fires
* the use of sky lanterns, binary exploding targets, air curtain burners, fireworks, including firecrackers and burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description.
These prohibitions cover all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but do not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws and is serviced by a fire department. Always check with local authorities to see if any other burning restrictions are in place before lighting any fire.