A category 2 fire prohibition is planned for May 11th, beginning at 12:00pm across the Cariboo Fire Centre.
Areas included are the Cariboo Chilcotin Forest District, the 100 Mile House Forest District, the Quesnel Forest District and the Tsilhqot’in (Xeni Gwet’in) Declared Title Area.
The prohibition includes the use of fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels or burn cages of any size, binary exploding targets, and air curtain burners.
The purpose of the prohibition is to reduce human caused wildfires and protect public safety.
Category 3 fires were also prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre since May 4th.
The prohibition will last until October 27th at 12:00pm, or when the order is rescinded.
More information on the category 2 fire prohibition can be found on the BC Wildfire Service website here.