City campfire ban remains in Williams Lake

The campfire and opening burning ban remains in place for the city of Williams Lake, fire chief said.

Campers and people enjoying the outdoors will be happy to learn that campfires are permitted again in the Cariboo Fire Centre east of the Fraser River, however, the campfire and open burning ban remains in place for the city of Williams Lake.

Fire chief Des Webster said Monday the fire ban imposed on July 16 is still in effect.

“We are going to be warming up again so it’s easier just to leave it in place,” he said.

As of last Friday at noon, however, the Cariboo Fire Centre rescinded its campfire prohibition in this area due to cool and wet weather conditions.

The following uses will now be allowed in areas east of the Fraser River:

• campfires, as defined by the wildfire regulation

• open fires in an outdoor stove

Campfires remain prohibited in the Cariboo Fire Centre west of the Fraser River, due to dry conditions and higher fire danger ratings.

 

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