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Fire Ban – Effective Friday, May 19, 2023 at 12pm (noon)

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Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, May 19, 2023, recreational fires (campfires), Category 1, Category 2, and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Prince George Fire Centre, including the District of Mackenzie.

The following activities are also prohibited: the use of sky lanterns, fireworks, burn barrels or burn cages, binary exploding targets, tiki and similar kinds of torches, chimineas, air curtain burners, and outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriter Laboratories of Canada (ULC) rating.

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, receive a penalty of up to $10,000 or be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

To access the map and further information, follow the link here: BC Wildfire Service

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