The open fire and campfire ban in the Northwest fire zone, which includes all of the Lakes District and Southside has now been lifted. There are no longer any campfire restriction orders in effect due to the recent cooler weather and the precipitation.
Currently, there are no wildfires of note in the Lakes District. The Peta Mountain fire, north of Fraser lake in the Prince George fire district is reported to be 100 per cent contained.
The fire danger rating remains at moderate, meaning that forest fuels are drying and there is an increased risk of surface fires. Forest activities should be carried out with caution.
When building a campfire, select your campsite carefully. Prepare your campfire by removing all leaves, twigs and other flammable material from the area. Choose a proper fire pit or make a ring of rocks at least three metres from trees, shrubs, structures and debris. Don’t leave a campfire unattended, and do keep a pail of water close by at all times. Be certain your campfire is completely extinguished before you go to bed or leave the area. Pour water on the fire and douse the site thoroughly. Stir the campfire until there are no embers and the ashes are cold to the touch.