Backcountry campers should be careful with fire

Fire conditions in the Prince George Fire Centre remain volatile and new incidents are being reported daily

  • Sep. 25, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Although fall has officially arrived, fire conditions in the Prince George Fire Centre remain volatile and new incidents are being reported daily. The Wildfire Management Branch reminds the public to take precautions when enjoying the backcountry.

Campfires are still permitted throughout the Prince George Fire Centre, but they must be kept smaller than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide. Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure it is fully extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area.

Open fires larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide are currently prohibited across most of the fire centre, with the exception of the Fort Nelson Forest District and the portion of the Prince George Forest District east of Highway 97. A map of the affected areas can be found at http://bit.ly/QD0CFy

Given the number of large, “modified response” fires currently burning in the northeast part of the province, the Wildfire Management Branch asks members of the public to avoid areas where fires are active. Further information on these incidents and their locations can be found in the “Fires of Note” section of www.bcwildfire.ca.

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, please call *5555 on your cell phone or 1-800-663-5555 toll-free.

 

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