Fires permitted, thanks to wetter weather

  • Jun. 17, 2009 9:00 a.m.

Effective at noon on Thursday, June 18, and until further notice, Category 1, 2 and 3 open fires are again permitted throughout the Haida Gwaii and North Coast Forest Districts.The lifting of the ban applies within BC Parks and to all Crown and private land outside organized areas. It does not apply within municipalities or regional districts that have their own burning bylaws or bans. Please check with your local authorities before lighting a fire.The ban has been rescinded because the fire danger in the in the Haida Gwaii and North Coast Forest Districts has been lowered by recent rainfall and cooler temperatures.To report a wildfire or unattended campfire call 1-800-663-5555. For more information on open fire restrictions or for updates on current wildfire activity, visit www.bcwildfire.ca.