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PG Fire Centre Eases Open Burning Ban

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 @ 4:08 PM

Prince George, B.C. – Favourable weather conditions have led the Prince George Fire Centre to lift its Category 3 open burning ban in the Prince George, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Mackenzie natural resource districts.

The change goes into effective at noon tomorrow thanks to cooler and wetter conditions and a decreased wildfire risk in the region. The change will allow for the following activities:

* Burning material concurrently in three or more piles, each not exceeding
two metres in height and three metres in width.

* Burning material in one or more piles, each exceeding two metres in height
or three metres in width.

* Burning one or more windrows.

* Burning stubble or grass over an area exceeding 0.2 hectares (more than
2,000 square metres).

Despite the change, Category 2 open burning remains restricted throughout the entire Prince George Fire Centre.

The remaining prohibitions do not ban campfires that are a half-metre high
by a half-metre wide or smaller, and do not apply to cooking stoves that use
gas, propane or briquettes.


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