Open Burning Allowed Again in the Cariboo-Chilcotin
Cariboo Fire Centre (R Dyok, MyCaribooNow.com staff)
The Cariboo Fire Center is lifting the ban on category 3 open fires.
Category 3 fires will be once again allowed starting at noon today, Sept. 27.
The fire center says the weather conditions and decreased wildfire risk allow the ban to be removed.
A Category 3 open fire is described as:
- any fire larger than two metres high by three metres wide
- three or more consecutively burning piles no larger than two metres high by three metres wide
- one or more burning windrows; or
- stubble or grass burning over an area greater than 0.2 hectares.
Those wishing to light category 3 fires must obtain a burn registry number from the fire service by calling 1 888 797-1717 ahead of time.