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Category 2 and 3 fire bans start in Vanderhoof area tomorrow

Winter is over, fire bans are here.

The Prince George Fire Centre announced last week that category 2 and 3 fire bans will be enforced in the area starting tomorrow (Thursday) and will remain in place until mid-October if not lifted sooner.

This means the following is no longer allowed:

  • Material in one pile not exceeding 2 metres in height and 3 metres in width
  • Material concurrently in 2 piles each not exceeding 2 metres in height and 3 metres in width
  • Stubble or grass over an area that does not exceed 0.2 hectares

Campfires half a meter high and wide are still allowed, but fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels, and exploding targets are all prohibited.

Anyone found breaking the fire ban can be fined between $1,150 to $10,000 – or if convicted, up to $100,000 / a year in jail.

The ban extends to the following areas:

  • the Prince George Forest District
  • the Stuart Nechako Forest District
  • the Mackenzie Forest District
  • the Peace Forest District
  • the Fort Nelson Forest District
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