Burning Bans Not Being Imposed By Northwest Fire Centre

The BC Wildfire Service says it does not intend to impose burning restrictions throughout the Northwest Fire Centre after all.

The province issued a notice yesterday saying that no campfire bans or open fire prohibitions will come into effect in the Northwest Fire Centre today.

It says an earlier decision to implement bans and prohibitions has been changed, since the weather is expected to shift to more seasonal temperatures with precipitation as the week progresses.
 
Still, the forest service is reminding people to be very careful in the backcountry, and report any fires immediately.

As of yesterday, the Fire Hazard is High to Extreme for the entire Northwest Fire Centre region, and for most of the province.

Some local governments within the region, such as the City of Terrace, the District of Kitimat and the Nisga'a Lisims Government, HAVE imposed fire bans.