Campfires to be banned within PG Fire Centre…


Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | 10:49 am

The BC Wildfire Service will soon implement a category 1 (campfire) ban to the list of fires not allowed to be burned within the PG Fire Centre. The ban comes into effect on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 12 pm.

A Category 2 and 3 ban was issued on May 11, 2023 at 12 pm.

Residents within the PG Fire Centre cannot do the following…

The following activities remain prohibited:

  • The use of tiki and/or similar kinds of torches
  • The use of chimineas
  • The use of outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a CSA or ULC rating
  • The use of fireworks and sky lanterns
  • The use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size
  • The use of binary exploding targets or air curtain burners

During campfire prohibitions, only CSA-rated or ULC-rated outdoor stoves or portable campfire apparatuses that use gas, propane or briquettes may be used; however, when conditions warrant, the use of portable campfire apparatus or outdoor stoves may be further restricted or prohibited. Please check the BC Wildfire Service Bans and Restrictions webpage for the most current prohibitions for your area.

Anyone found in contravention of an open-burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, may be required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, may be 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.

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