Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Province Reimposes Fire Ban in Northwest BC

A Northwest campfire ban goes back into effect as of Noon tomorrow

As the long weekend approaches and much of the Northwest remains tinder dry, the Province of BC has once again placed a Fire Ban across the region, including the North Coast portion of the province.

The City of Prince Rupert relayed the Provincial orders this afternoon, outlining the scope of the campfire ban through its website and the city's mobile app program.

The precautionary measure is in place as of Noon tomorrow until October 16th or it is rescinded.

Restrictions from the measures include:

The following open fires are prohibited in the Northwest Fire Centre as defined in Wildfire Regulation:

Category 1 campfires
Category 2 open fire
Category 3 open fire

In addition to open fires being prohibited, the following activities and equipment are also restricted: 

Fireworks, including firecrackers
Sky lanterns
Burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description
Binary exploding targets
Air curtain burners Tiki and similar kind of torches Chimineas

Further information can be accessed through the BC Wildfire Service website.

Notes on the current Northwest Wildfire situation can be reviewed through our archive page.

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