Campfire ban still in effect this weekend


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This map shows approximately the border of the Prince George Fire Centre. It is one of the largest regions in the province.

Officials are once again reminding those in the Prince George Fire Centre that the campfire ban is still in effect.

That means campers heading out this weekend should pack a gas or charcoal stove.

Fire Information Officer Jillian Chimko says officers have extinguished a number of campfires, despite the ban being in place for almost two weeks now.

The ban covers all provincial parks, including Crown and private land outside of organized areas. However, the ban is not in place within municipalities or regional districts, which have their own burning bylaws.

The fire centre will have officers patrolling to make sure the ban is enforced. A fine will be issued to anyone who is ignoring the bylaw. If the fire gets out of control, the individual will be financially responsible for firefighting costs.

Although the Prince George Fire Centre is currently under a low to moderate fire danger rating, Category 1,2 and 3 bans will be in place until further notice.

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The Prince George Fire Centre is recommending residents to check with their local fire department, municipality, improvement district or regional district to determine if there are local bylaws that pertain to open fires.

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