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VLOG #23 – Camp Fire Ban in Effect

30 June 2021

VLOG #23 – Camp Fire Ban in Effect

VLOG #23 – Camp Fire Ban in Effect

30 June 2021

Effective at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, campfires, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the province of British Columbia and the Tsilhqot’in (Xeni Gwet’in) Declared Title Area. 

This prohibition will remain in effect until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on October 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded. 

A campfire is defined as any fire smaller than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide.  

In addition to campfires, Category 2, and Category 3 open fires, the following activities are also prohibited:  

*The use of fireworks 

*The use of sky lanterns 

*The use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description  

*The use of binary exploding targets 

*The use of tiki and similar kinds of torches  

*The use of Chimineas  

*The use of outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a CSA or ULC rating 

*The use of air curtain burners in Cariboo, Coastal, Northwest, Prince George, and Southeast Fire Centres   

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

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People can follow the latest wildfire news: 

*The free BC Wildfire Service public mobile app, available for Apple (iOS) and Android devices