Burn ban expanded in Northeast B.C.

A ban on Category 2 open burning will be expanded to cover the entire Prince George Fire Centre jurisdiction starting tomorrow.

The ban, effective at noon, doesn't apply to campfires no larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide.

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The ban includes the open burning of any material, piled or unpiled, smaller than two metres high and three metres wide, and stubble or grass fires over an area smaller than 2,000 square metres.

Larger, Category 3 open burns are still allowed, with registration through the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.

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