All fires in the City of Quesnel are now banned.
The city announced the ban, which includes fireworks and tiki torches on July 2.
In a news release, the city noted the ban was to prevent human-caused wildfires and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.
“The City determined it would take the action on the advice of the Fire Chief, Ron Richert, after the province issued their campfire ban at noon on June 30, 2021,” the news release reads.
The province-wide ban on campfires is accompanied by restrictions on bigger fires for the Cariboo Region, which have been in place for the last few weeks.
“The City of Quesnel ban on open fires will remain in place until the Cariboo Fire Centre has advised that it is reasonable to remove it. Questions about the City’s fire ban may be directed to the Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department at 250-992-5121,” the news release reads.
To report a wildfire or burning violation call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on wildfire activity, including a provincial map of fires, visit www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status.
The open fire ban in Quesnel includes:
– The use of campfires and any other backyard open fires including those in fire pits
– Category 2 and 3 open fires, which includes the burning of any waste, slash or other materials
– The use of Fireworks, including firecrackers
– Sky Lanterns
– Tiki Torches
– Air Curtain Burners
– Binary Exploding Targets
– Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description
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