Open fires permitted across Southeast

Effective at noon on Oct. 15, campfires and all open fires will be permitted across the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.

  • Oct. 15, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Effective at noon on Oct. 15, campfires and all open fires will be permitted across the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. This has happened due to a decreased risk of wildfires.

Anyone lighting a Category three fire must first obtain a burn registration number by calling 1-888-797-1717 and must comply with air quality control legislation.

A Category 3 fire is a fire that burns: material piled more than two metres in height or three metres in width or stubble or grass over more than 2,000 square metres; or more than two piles of any size.

A person who lights a fire must have sufficient personnel, water  and  tools on hand to stop the fire from escaping.

The rescinding of this prohibition now applies to all British Columbia  Parks, Crown and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by a fire department.

Please check with civic authorities for any restrictions before lighting a fire.

The Southeast Fire Centre extends from the U.S. border in the south to Mica Dam in the north and from the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee

Mountains in the west to the B.C.-Alberta border in the east. This  includes the Selkirk and Rocky Mountain districts.

Report a wildfire or unattended campfire by calling 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to www.bcwildfire.ca. You can also followthe latest wildfire news on Facebook http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo.

 

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