The BC Wildfire Service says that cooler weather conditions in the province could result in the end to some campfire bans that are currently in effect.
On Twitter, the BC Wildfire Service said that while the campfire bans are still on, the organization “will be monitoring conditions carefully and evaluating whether or not they are still necessary.”
Campfire bans are currently in effect for most areas of #BC, but with cooler and wetter conditions in the forecast as we move into September, the BC Wildfire Service will be monitoring conditions carefully and evaluating whether or not they are still necessary. #BCwildfire pic.twitter.com/JgnJhyLVjr
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) September 6, 2018
The BC Wildfire Service says that rescinding a campfire ban is based on the following decisions:
- A region’s current danger class ratings
- A region’s short – and long-term forecasted weather conditions
- The type and level of fire activity the Fire Center is experiencing
The Campfire bans in effect for the Prince George, Cariboo, and Kamloops areas are expected to be ended before the weekend.
The BC Wildfire says exact details are being finalized and more information will be released once it becomes available.
Currently, campfires and open fires are banned in all of the province’s fire centres.