With sunny and warm conditions predicted for the last long weekend of the summer, the Cariboo Fire Centre is urging the public to be careful with fire use.
So far this season, crews have responded to 40 wildfires within the Cariboo Fire Centre's boundaries, 33 of which were person-caused and therefore, entirely preventable.
The public is also reminded that a burn restriction is still in place that specifically prohibits:
- Burning any waste, slash or other materials piled or un-piled at a size larger than one metre by one metre.
- Burning more than two open fires of any size at the same time.
- Burning stubble or grass over any area or size.
- Using fireworks or burning barrels of any size or description.
Please ensure fires are not lit or kept burning during windy conditions. Have adequate tools, water and people on hand to contain a fire, and ensure fires are fully extinguished before leaving the area.
For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcforestfireinfo.gov.bc.ca
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Fire Information Officer
Cariboo Fire Centre