Campfire ban lifted for Skeena, Cassiar fire zones

Category 2 and 3 fires are still prohibited

As of noon today, Friday September 7, the campfire ban for the Northwest Fire Centre has been completely lifted in two of the four zones.

The Northwest Fire Centre includes the Skeena, Cassiar, Bulkley and Nadina fire zones.

While open campfires are now allowed in the Skeena and Cassiar fire zones., they are prohibited in the southern part of the Bulkley fire zone, and in the Nadina fire zone. Category 2 and Category 3 fires are still prohibited in all zones.

A Category 2 open fire is a fire that: burns material in one pile not exceeding 2 metres in height and 3 metres in width; or, burns material concurrently in 2 piles each not exceeding 2 metres in height and 3 metres in width; or burns stubble or grass over an area that does not exceed 0.2 hectares (less than 2,000 square metres.)

A Category 3 open fire is defined as a fire that burns: material at the same time in three or more piles each not exceeding 2 metres in height and 3 metres in width; or material in one or more piles each exceeding 2 metres in height or 3 metres in width; or one or more windrows; or stubble or grass over an area exceeding 0.2 hectares (more than 2,000 square metres).

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