A map of the Cariboo Fire Centre jurisdiction. BC Government photo.

Category 2 open fire ban to be lifted for Cariboo fire jurisdiction

The ban will be lifted on Friday, Sept. 13

Category 2 open fires will once again be allowed throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre jurisdiction.

The ban will be lifted on Friday, Sept. 13, with a reduced risk of wildfire activity in the region, according to a government release.

The rescinding of the current Category 2 prohibition will apply to all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands unless specified otherwise. For example, in a local government bylaw.

People are asked to check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire.

As of noon on Sept. 13., these following activities will be allowed within the jurisdiction:

  • one to two concurrently burning piles no larger than two metres high by three metres wide;
  • the burning of stubble or grass over an area less than 0.2 hectares;
  • the use of sky lanterns;
  • the use of fireworks, including firecrackers;
  • the use of tiki torches and similar kinds of torches;
  • the use of binary exploding targets (e.g., for target practice);
  • the use of burn barrels or burn cages; and the use of air curtain burners.

The Cariboo Fire Centre stretches from Loon Lake near Clinton 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.

Larger, Category 3 open fires will remain prohibited throughout the jurisdiction until Sept. 27, or until notified otherwise.

A map of the affected areas is available here.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: The characters among the bull whackers

The men who drove the ox trains were characters

Drive-thru cannabis store coming to Lhtako Dene Nation near Quesnel

On reserve land, the store will open in accordance with band law

Still time to participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf for Kids Sake fundraiser

All funds raised will go toward BBBSQ’s local programming

DOWN TO EARTH: Shades of uncertainty

Head online to find easy do-it-yourself instructions to your own reusable masks and ear savers

371 British Columbians battling COVID-19, health officials confirm

Thursday (Aug. 6) saw a second straight day of nearly 50 new confirmed cases

Statistics Canada says country gained 419,000 jobs in July

National unemployment rate was 10.9 per cent in July, down from the 12.3 per cent recorded in June

Canada plans $3.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. in aluminium dispute

The new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement that replaced NAFTA went into force on July 1

Canada ‘profoundly concerned’ over China death sentence for citizen in drug case

Police later confiscated more than 120 kilograms of the drug from Xu Weihong’s home

Answers to 5 common questions facing families for the COVID-19 school year

COVID-19 protocols are likely to vary even more at the school board level, and even and school-to-school.

Visitors and non-residents entering closed remote B.C. First Nation’s territories

With limited resources, they say they don’t have any authority or power to enforce the closures

UBC loses appeal on Fisheries Act convictions

BC Supreme Court upholds order to pay $1.55-million fine

Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Both BC Transit and TransLink made the announcement in separate press releases on Thursday

Most Read