Burning Bans Rescinded across Northwest Fire Centre

John Crawford
06/19/2020

The Northwest Fire Centre has lifted its ban on Category Two and Category Three open fires -- as well as Resource Management open fires.

The ban was imposed provincewide in mid-April, in order to reduce demands on firefighting resources and protect the health and safety of the public and BC Wildfire Service staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, since the beginning of June, much of the province received significant precipitation, decreasing the risk that fires could escape and require the  Wildfire Service to respond.

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But you're still strongly encouraged to exercise caution with any outdoor burning and campfire use.
It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that burning is done in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with regulations.

Before lighting any fire, check with local government authorities to see if any local burning restrictions are in place.

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