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CHETWYND, B.C. – The District of Chetwynd has issued an open air fire restriction.

In a release posted to the District’s website, the restriction was issued to reduce the chances of an accidental wildfire due to the forecasted warmer temperatures and dry area.

The open air burning is restricted to backyard campfires that are no larger than half a metre high by half a metre wide in a fire pit no larger than one metre in diameter.

The fire pit is to be located away from any combustible structure by a minimum of two and a half metres, and someone should be in charge of the fire at all times.

According to the District’s Fire Protection & Emergency Bylaw, it “shall be unlawful for any person to ignite or allow or cause to be ignited, any garbage, rubbish, waster or grass fire in the open air.”

Any questions regarding the restriction can be directed to the District Office at 250-401-4100.


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