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Province-wide campfire ban planned due to 'increased risk' of new wildfires

BC Wildfire Service explained in a statement that the ban will protect public safety
A province-wide campfire ban will come into action on Friday, July. 12.

A province-wide campfire ban will be in place from midday on Friday, July 12 as B.C. continues to feel the heat.

The BC Wildfire Service announced on July 9 the “increased risk of new wildfire” prompted the ban, adding “current and forecast weather conditions” has increased the risk of wildfires in communities around B.C.

“Campfire prohibitions are being enacted to help prevent human-caused wildfires and to protect public safety,” the BC Wildfire Service said in a statement. “We would like to thank everyone for being responsible with any activity that could potentially spark a new wildfire, and for their vigilance in reporting new wildfire stats, unattended campfires or open burning violations.”

Campfires are already banned in both Whistler and Pemberton. Find more information about rules in your area here.