We need a lot more precipitation in our region before the ban on campfires is lifted.
This from the Southeast Fire Centre’s Karlie Shaughnessy ahead of the last long weekend of the summer.
Campfire prohibitions were recently rescinded in the Prince George Centre and parts of the northwest.
However, Shaughnessy says we can expect the prohibition to stay in place for some time.
Shaughnessy explains the fire danger rating in the Southeast continues to be high to extreme in the majority of the region.
She says the hot and dry conditions need to change before recreational fires are to be allowed again.
Environment Canada’s forecast calls for nothing but sunny skies and temperatures over 30 degrees in our area for the next week.
An off-road vehicle ban also remains in effect for the Southeast Fire Centre.
– Southeast Fire Centre Information Officer Karlie Shaughnessy