Off-road vehicle prohibitions rescinded throughout B.C.
KAMLOOPS - The operation of off-road vehicles will once again be permitted on Crown landthroughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre, effectiveat noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.
Cooler weather conditions and recent precipitation have reduced the flammability of fine fuelsin these regions, which has significantly reduced the chance of a wildfire starting from a sparkor a hot engine.
However, the BC Wildfire Service reminds the public that some area restrictions are still ineffect on Crown land in the vicinity of large wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops FireCentre and Southeast Fire Centre, to help protect public safety and allow firefightingoperations to continue efficiently. The use of off-road vehicles will continue to be prohibited inthe restricted areas around these wildfires.
Additionally, campfire prohibitions remain in effect throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre,Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre.
More information about these area restrictions and campfire prohibitions can be found online:- Factsheet on fire-related prohibitions and restrictions: http://ow.ly/qUPm30fhyGz
- BC Wildfire Service website: http://www.gov.bc.ca/wildfirebans
Individuals found to be in contravention of an area restriction may be issued a violation ticketthat carries a fine of $767, while individuals found to be in contravention of a campfireprohibition may be issued a ticket that carries a fine of $1,150. If a person's activities causes orcontributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may also be ordered to pay all firefighting andassociated costs.
To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.
For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and airquality advisories, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca
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Kamloops Fire Centre InformationBC Wildfire Service250 554-5965
Southeast Fire Centre InformationBC Wildfire Service250 365-4014
Cariboo Fire Centre InformationBC Wildfire Service778 799-2101