BC Wildfire Service has extended the Category 2 and 3 open fire prohibition throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre’s jurisdiction and Tsilhqot’in Declared Title Area.
It was set to expire tomorrow (October 15) but is continuing to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety due to unseasonably warm and dry conditions.
BC Wildfire Service said the Category 2 and 3 open fire prohibition will be in effect until noon Friday, October 28th, or until the public is otherwise notified.
It does not apply to campfires that are a half-meter high by a half-meter wide or to cooking stoves that use gas, propane, or briquettes.
Specifically, prohibited activities include:
The use of fireworks including firecrackers
Air Curtain Burners
Binary Exploding Targets
And Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description.
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.