PSA: Province-wide Fire Ban

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PSA: Province-wide Fire Ban

Postby oneh2obabe » Jul 7th, 2015, 8:38 am

All open burning activities, including the use of campfires and fireworks, are now prohibited throughout B.C. until further notice. (The one exception: campfires are still allowed in the area known as the "Fog Zone" along the western coast of Vancouver Island).

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For the latest info on fire prohibitions in your area, visit here: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Bans.asp

Read the info bulletin we released July 3 regarding the province-wide prohibition here: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/Wildfir ... sp?ID=2396

This prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. It also does not apply to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, with a flame length of 15 centimetres or less. The use of this equipment may be prohibited locally and at a later time if deemed necessary so check "current fire bans" online at: http://www.bcwildfire.ca The use of a portable campfire apparatus that does not meet the conditions noted above is prohibited.

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.
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