A strong wind warning has been issued by the BC Wildfire Service across the Cariboo Fire Centre region.
It’s forecasted that there will be surface winds of 30 to 40 kilometres an hour with gusts of 60 to 70 kilometres an hour today (April 26th).
“The BC Wildfire Service is urging members of the public and industry personnel to exercise extreme caution when conducting any outdoor burning and consider postponing burning until a calmer day.” says Talia McKay, Communications Specialist.
There are currently no open fire prohibitions, so anyone conducting an open fire should be aware of local conditions that could impact a controlled and safe burn.
BC Wildfire Services said in a release that the public should check with local authority, be properly prepared, and follow open burning regulations, before lighting a fire.
For more information on the open burning regulations, you can find the BC Wildfire Service release here.