Northwest Fire Centre Update

Update: August 23, 2017 - Campfires to be allowed again in parts of the Northwest Fire Centre. Please read the information bulletin here.

The Northwest Fire Centre has lifted the campfire ban for the Bulkley Valley effective at noon today.  There is still no open burning of category 2 and 3 fires:

Category 2 open fire - As defined in the Wildfire Regulation (s.1); an open fire, other than a campfire, that burns

(a) material in one pile not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width,
(b) material concurrently in 2 piles each not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width, or
(c) stubble or grass over an area that does not exceed 0.2 ha

Category 3 open fire - As defined in the Wildfire Regulation (s.1); an open fire that burns

(a) material concurrently in 3 or more piles each not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width,
(b) material in one or more piles each exceeding 2 m in height or 3 m in width,
(c) one or more windrows, or
(d) stubble or grass over an area exceeding 0.2 ha

Based on this information, the Fire Department permits the burning of campfires (0.5m x 0.5m) within the Village of Telkwa, but not larger open fires at this time.

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