Fire Ban Lifted

Rain and cooler temperatures have reduced the wildfire risk in most parts of the province, so the BC Wildfire Service has rescinded campfire bans in specific regions effective at noon (Pacific Time) on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

Campfire bans will be fully rescinded throughout the Prince George Fire Centre, Cariboo Fire Centre and Kamloops Fire Centre.

Campfire bans will be partially rescinded (for specific areas only) in the Coastal Fire Centre, Southeast Fire Centre and Northwest Fire Centre. Detailed information for each fire centre is provided below.

Effective at noon on Sept. 7, 2018, campfires will be allowed throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre's jurisdiction. A map showing the affected areas is available online: http://ow.ly/xKx130lIvC5

The following activities remain prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre:

* Category 2 and Category 3 open fires, as defined in the Wildfire Regulation

* the use of tiki torches

* the use of sky lanterns

* the use of fireworks, including firecrackers

* the use of burn barrels or burning cages of any size or description

* the use of binary exploding targets (e.g., for target practice).

The BC Wildfire Service thanks the public for continued support, vigilance and co-operation during this challenging fire season.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free, or *5555 on a cellphone.

For up-to-date information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, call 1 888 3-FOREST, or visit: www.bcwildfire.ca