PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The campfire ban in Prince George and Northwest Fire Centres will be lifted at noon on Wednesday.

While recent rainfall and cool temperatures have lowered fire danger ratings in the region, BC Wildfire Service recommends extreme caution with any campfires.

“It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that burning is done in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with regulations,” reads a release.

Examples of other burns that were banned but now permitted include tiki torches, chimineas, and outdoor stoves or portable campfire apparatus that are not rated by CSA or ULS.

Campfires will be permitted, but Category 2 and 3 open fires are still banned. This includes fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels and burn cages.

A campfire is defined as any fire smaller than half a metre high and half a metre wide. Never light a fire or keep it burning when the wind picks up, as burning embers may carry to other combustible material.

Maintain a fireguard around your campfire, never leave it unattended, and always make sure it is fully extinguished before leaving the area.

To report a wildfire or an open burning violation, call *5555 on a mobile device or 1-800-663-5555 toll-free.