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All of the Prince George Fire Centre is affected, except for the Fort Nelson Fire Zone, which is north of Buckinghorse River. It also doesn’t apply within the boundaries of municipal governments that are serviced by a Fire Department, like Fort St. John.

The ban specifically prohibits the burning of any material, piled or unpiled, smaller than two metres in height and three metres in width, including burning barrels, fireworks, and stubble or grass fires over an area less than 2,000 square metres. Any larger fires, or multiple fires in one area must first obtain a burn registration number by calling 1 888 797-1717.

While campfires are still allowed, it’s recommended the proper precautions are taken, including removing flammable materials from the fire area, and have enough water or fire tools to extinguish it. Always double check before you burn. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit www.bcwildfire.ca.

Pending any changes, the ban will stay in place until September 30, 2012.

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