Effective Friday, September 3 at noon, campfire prohibition in the Coastal Fire Centre will be lifted, and this area includes the North Shore.
Campfire restriction will be in place for areas in South Vancouver Island.
Category 2 and 3 open fires, fireworks, sky lanterns, binary exploding targets, burn barrels or burn cages of any size or descriptions as well as air curtain burners remain prohibited.
The Coastal Fire Centre area, which includes Lower Mainland, encompasses approximately 16.5 million hectares of land, and there are currently 18 fires burning in this area.
Of the 18 fires, four are out of control and 5 are modified response or monitor only fires, according to BC Wildfire Service.
BC Wildfire Service is urging people to watch for and report fires to 1-800 663-5555 or *5555 on cell phones.
With more than 200 fires burning in BC, the public is also being urged to remain vigilant and ensure their activities don’t spark any new fires over the Labour Day long weekend.
“Our wildfire crews still have significant work ahead of them to bring existing wildfires under control as they work to keep British Columbians safe,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.
“Let’s not add human-caused fires to their workload during this long and challenging fire season.”
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