Effective at noon PDT on Oct. 2, 2012, open fires will be permitted throughout the Prince George Fire Centre, due to a decreased risk of wildfires.
Anyone lighting a Category 3 fire must first obtain a burn registration number by calling 1 888 797-1717 and must comply with all other legislation regarding open burning. 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.
Fires should not be lit or kept burning during windy conditions. Anyone who lights a fire must have sufficient personnel, water and tools on hand to stop the fire from escaping.
The rescinding of this prohibition applies to all BC Parks, Crown lands 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.
Campfires must be kept smaller than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide. Never leave a campfire unattended. Make sure it is fully extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area.
To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, please call *5555 on your cellphone or toll-free to 1 800 663-5555.
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Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Prince George Fire Centre