Open Fire Ban lifted in some areas of Northeastern BC

Effective at noon on June 29, and until further notice, Category 2 and 3 open fires are permitted throughout Fort St. John and Fort Nelson areas, as well as west and south of the Rocky Mountains.

The lifting of this category 2 and 3 ban applies within BC Parks and to all public (Crown) and private land outside of organized areas.

It does not apply within municipalities or regional districts that have their own burning bylaws or bans. Please check with your local authorities before lighting a fire. This category 2 and 3 ban has been rescinded because the fire danger west and south of the Rocky Mountains has been lowered by recent rainfall and cooler temperatures.

This open fire ban was in effect to protect public safety and to limit the risk of person- caused wildfires. The category 2 and 3 open fire ban remains in effect for the areas south of the Peace River, including Dawson Creek zone, due to a continued high risk of wildfire.  

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks. For more information on open fire restrictions or for updates on current wildfire activity, visit  

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