Open Burning Ban Lifted in PG Fire Centre
Prince George, B.C. – The open burning ban in the Prince George Fire Centre will be lifted effective noon today.
According to the BC Wildfire Service the change has been prompted by cooler temperatures and rain which have in turn lowered wildfire risks.
Anyone planing on conducting any burn is still asked to take the following precautions:
– Ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and prevent it from escaping.
-Do not burn during windy conditions. Weather conditions can change quickly and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires.
-Create a fireguard at least one metre around the planned fire site by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other combustible material.
-Never leave a fire unattended.
-Make sure that the fire is completely extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.
To report a wildfire, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free of *5555 on a cellphone.