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Fire Ban In Effect Starting July 10th at 5:00 PM

Fire Department
July 10, 2017

Effective at 5 p.m. Monday July 10, 2017 all open burning, including campfires, will be prohibited throughout the City of Terrace boundaries with the exception of Ferry Island Campground. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2017, or until the public is otherwise notified.

This prohibition is being implemented due to current weather conditions and the volume of fires to which the BC Wildfire Service is responding. More lightning is in the forecast and firefighting resources must focus on existing fires and new, naturally occurring fires.

The following activities are prohibited:

•           Campfires

•           Category 2 open fires

•           Category 3 open fires

•           The burning of any waste, slash or other materials

•           The use of stoves and other portable campfire apparatuses that are not CSA-approved or ULC-approved

•           Fires burning woody debris in outdoor stoves

•           The use of tiki torches, fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description

•           The use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)

This prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimeters.

Please report wildfires by calling *5555 or 1-800-663-5555.

If you see an unattended camp fire with-in the City of Terrace limits, call 9-1-1 and report the fire.

For further info, please call your local Fire Department at 250-638-4734 or visit BC Wildfire Service at: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status

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