FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – Peace region residents are reminded to be cautious when planning any outdoors burns during periods of elevated winds.

“The weather forecast continues to call for a drying trend this week along with elevated winds and low relative humidity for the Peace,” says BC Wildfire Service in a statement.

There are no burning restrictions in effect within the Prince George Fire Centre, including Fort St. John, however, the BC Wildfire Service says residents are responsible for ensuring burns are done safely.

“As the temperature increases, grass cures and dries, making it extremely flammable, especially in windy conditions.”

According to Environment Canada, winds will reach 20 km/h on Monday and Tuesday in Fort St. John.

BC Wildfire Service says anyone conducting an outdoor burn must follow these precautions:

For more information regarding the Ventilation Index and Open Burning and Smoke Control Regulations, visit the province’s website.

A violation ticket for $1,150 may be issued for anyone not following an open-burning prohibition.