Open fires to be allowed again in Cariboo Fire Centre

By Greg Fry
October 11, 2017 - 9:35am

KAMLOOPS — Decreased wildfire risk means Category 2 and Category 3 fires will once again be permitted in the Cariboo Fire Centre effective at noon Thursday, Oct.12.

The lifting of the ban applies to all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands in the region, but does not apply within the boundaries of local government that have forest fire prevention bylaws and is serviced by a fire department.

The use of campfires, sky lanterns, binary exploding targets, air curtain burners, fireworks, burning barrels and burning cages have been allowed since Sept. 22.

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning can be viewed by clicking here.

The Cariboo Fire Centre stretches from Loon Lake in the south to the Cottonwood River near Quesnel in the north and from Tweedsmuir Provincial Park in the west to Wells Gray Provincial Park in the east.

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