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Cariboo campfire ban continues into long weekend

Campfires are still not permitted thoughout almost all of B.C.

A campfire ban is still in effect for the Cariboo region as we being the Labour Day long weekend.

The latest update from the Cariboo Regional District indicates the ban will remain in effect for the entire long weekend. The ban in the Cariboo Fire Centre began July 31, 2018.

READ MORE: Campfire ban issued for Cariboo Fire Centre

As of the beginning of August, almost 350 wildfires in B.C. has been caused by people.

A campfire is an open fire that burns piled material no larger than 0.5 m in height and 0.5 m in width and is used by any person for recreational purpose, or by a First Nation for a ceremonial purpose.

Poorly managed and abandoned campfires result in numerous wildfires each year.

Campfire bans remain in place for most of the province. The Fort Nelson Fire District and Peace Forest District are the only areas in B.C. where campfires are currently permitted, although the remainder of the Prince George Fire Centre is still under a campfire ban.

Find the most up to date information on campfire bans in B.C. here.

READ MORE: ‘Think about the firefighters’: Butt out, stay safe and obey campfire bans

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