Campfires remain restricted in Prince George Fire Centre

The Big Beaver Creek wildfire off Mile 250 of the Alaska Highway.

The campfire ban in place for the Prince George Fire Centre will remain in effect despite cooler temperatures over the past number of days. The announcement was made as the fire danger rating remains at high-to-extreme, and the risk will increase with warm, and dry weather ahead.

In all prohibited activities include: burning of stubble or grass, any open fire including campfires, fireworks, burn barrels, and tiki torches, as well as other kinds of torches.

Over 30 fires remain active in the area with 100 firefighters battling the blazes.

Anyone found in violation may be issued a ticket of $345, be required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail.

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