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Category 2 and 3 Open Burning prohibited across Prince George Fire Centre

The following open burning prohibition has been enacted by the BC Wildfire Service/Ministry of Forests, not the Peace River Regional District.

This open fire prohibition is not an evacuation order or alert.

The PRRD encourages all residents to sign up for NEBC alerts if they have not already done so, to receive emergency information for the Peace region.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone or through the BC Wildfire Service mobile app.

PRINCE GEORGE – Effective at 12:00 noon PDT today, Thursday March 28, 2024Category 2 and Category 3 open burning will be prohibited across the Prince George Fire Centre. This prohibition will remain in place until 12:00 noon PDT on Tuesday October 15, 2024 or until the Order is rescinded.

Anyone conducting a Category 2 or 3 open burn anywhere in the Prince George Fire Centre jurisdiction must extinguish it by the 12:00 noon PDT Thursday, March 28, 2024 deadline.

The following activities and use of the following equipment, materials and substances will also be prohibited:

  • Fireworks
  • Sky lanterns
  • Burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description
  • Binary exploding targets

This prohibition does not ban Category 1 (campfires) that are a half-metre high by half-metre wide or smaller, or the use of cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.


Provincial Supports for Agricultural Losses due to Wildfire

The Province has announced the 2023 Canada – British Columbia Wildfire and Drought Recovery Initiative. Funded by the AgriRecovery Program, this initiative will provide funding and support for agricultural producers who have experienced certain losses due to the wildfire and drought season. To find out more information or to apply by January 31, 2024, please visit the link below: