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Coastal campfire ban still in place, despite lift on Haida Gwaii and fog zone

VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C- Campfires still banned throughout most of the West Coast.

According to an announcement from the provincial government, campfire bans are being lifted in the Prince George Fire Centre, Cariboo Fire Centre and Kamloops Fire Centre due to a change in the weather.

However, the Coastal Fire Centre still has restrictions in place.

The following activities remain prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre, except in the fog zone on Vancouver Island:

* Category 2 and Category 3 open fires, as defined in the Wildfire Regulation
* stubble or grass burning of any size
* the use of air curtain burners (forced-air burning systems)
* the use of sky lanterns
* the use of fireworks, including firecrackers
* the use of burn barrels or burning cages of any size or description
* the use of binary exploding targets (e.g., for target practice)

Chimineas, tiki torches, stoves and portable campfire devices that are not CSA-approved or ULC-approved can be used only in the fog zone and on Haida Gwaii.

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