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Campfires to be allowed in City of Quesnel

It’s good news all around for the City of Quesnel when it comes to the fire ban situation.

Fire Chief Sylvain Gauthier says the fire ban will be lifted as of noon Friday.

Here, Gauthier talks about how he came to that decision…

“It is my decision or my recommendation to City Managers and normally what I do look at is what’s happening around Quesnel, in the Cariboo, at the Cariboo Fire Centre, and the Prince George Fire Centre and looking at the weather and the temperature.”

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“Since Tuesday we’ve been getting a couple of nice little bit of rain coming down and noticing
that first thing in the morning there is a bit of moisture on the lawn, temperatures are a lot cooler during the evening and right now we’re only reaching like 22, 23.”

Gauthier says this is also good news for SkyFest as the famous wall of fame that is a part of the show can now go ahead as well over the August long weekend.

The fire ban, which includes campfires and the use of fireworks, still remains in effect for Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District.

Williams Lake Fire Chief Des Webster says they have not considered lifting the ban at this time.

(Files from George Henderson)

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