Information Bulletin: Category 2, Category 3, Resource Open Management Fires to be prohibited

For Immediate Release

2020FLNR0019-000642

April 7, 2020

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development BC Wildfire Service

INFORMATION BULLETIN

Category 2, Category 3, Resource Open Management Fires to be prohibited

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KAMLOOPS - Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Thursday, April 16, 2020, most open burning activities will be prohibited throughout British Columbia to reduce the likelihood of human-caused wildfires, although campfires will still be allowed.

These prohibitions apply to all public and private land within British Columbia, unless specified otherwise (e.g., in a local government bylaw). Check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online: www.gov.bc.ca/openfireregs

A map of the affected areas is available online: http://ow.ly/8uct30qvSv2