Feel free to tell some spooky ghost stories around a blaze this weekend. File photo

Cariboo campfire ban lifted

Category 2 and 3 fires will still be prohibited

Thanks to rain and cooler temperatures reducing wildfire risks, BC Wildfire Service has lifted campfire bans in many regions across the province.

For those looking to make up for the lack of toasted s’mores over the Labour Day weekend, now is your chance to squeeze a little bit of summer out of September.

According to a provincial press release, effective at noon today (Sept. 7), campfires will be allowed throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, which includes Cariboo-Chilcotin, 100 Mile House and Quesnel resource districts.

READ MORE: Cariboo campfire ban continues into long weekend

This is by no means a free for all on fires. The following activities will still be prohibited:

  • Category 2 and Category 3 open fires
  • stubble or grass burning of any size
  • the use of tiki-torches
  • the use of chimineas
  • the use of air curtain burners (forced-air burning systems)
  • the use of sky lanterns
  • the use of fireworks, including firecrackers
  • the use of burn barrels or burning cages of any size or description
  • the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for target practice)


ronan.odoherty@quesnelobserver.com

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