Campfires allowed across Fire Centre

Campfires are now permitted in every part of the Prince George Fire Centre.

There is a decreased risk of forest fires within the Centre’s jurisdiction. However, campfires must not be more than 0.5m high or wide.

Anyone lighting a fire must still have a shovel or at least eight litres of water nearby to fully extinguish the fire.

Fire Centre officers are still warning people that although small campfires are allowed, any other type of open fire is prohibited, including fireworks or burning barrels.

The change in the campfire law does not apply within city boundaries that have forest fire prevention bylaws or a fire department.

Fort St. John does not currently have a fire ban in effect.

Anyone found violating an open fire ban may receive a $345 ticket or if a wildfire occurs due to recklessness, a person can received a $1million fine or three years in prison.

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, please call 1-800-663-5555 or by dialing *5555 on a cell phone.

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