City Reminds Residents, No Open Burning
Prince George, B.C.- The City of Prince George is issuing a reminder that open burning is not allowed within City Limits.
Prince George Fire Rescue has received a number of calls requesting permits to conduct open burning which is defined as the burning of “yard and garden waste, land clearing debris, or any other material. This includes the burning of any of these materials in a container. Land clearing debris is any organic material cleared from land in the process of preparing for development, agriculture, silviculture, highway construction, utility installation, or any other usage.”
Simply put, burning debris of any kind is not allowed.
This does not mean you can’t have a backyard weenie roast, as recreational fires, ( small in size) are OK as long as there is no air quality advisory in effect. Recreational fires are defined as being contained in a permanent outdoor fireplace, fire pit or bar b q that is no larger than 60cm in diameter ( just under 2 feet). If you are having a recreational fire, you are to use only seasoned fire wood.
If a resident is concerned that someone is open burning in their neighbourhood, they are asked to call the City of Prince George’s Bylaw Enforcement Division at 250.561.7622.