Effective at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017, all open fires (including campfires) are prohibited throughout the Peace River Regional District Electoral Areas to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.
The rural areas of Electoral Area B, C, D and E do not have wildfire prevention bylaws in place.
Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.
To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca