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Dry conditions in Northern B.C. prompt campfire ban

Summary

Starting on Saturday, campfires, industrial or backyard burning and the use of fireworks are all banned

The ban applies to all public and private land in order to prevent any wildfires from sparking

Breaking the prohibition may mean a ticket for $1,150 or an administrative penalty of $10,000.

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) РA burning ban will be enforced in Northern BC starting this weekend, thanks to tinder-dry conditions in the Northwest Fire Centre.

Starting at noon on Saturday, campfires, industrial or backyard burning, the use of fireworks, sky lanterns, and tiki torches are all banned.

The ban applies to all public and private land and anyone caught breaking the level two ban could face some hefty penalties.

Breaking the prohibition may mean a ticket for $1,150 or an administrative penalty of $10,000. If convicted in court, you could be fined up to $100,000 or sentenced to a year in prison as well.

The Northwest Fire Center extends from the Yukon border to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and from the coast and Alaska boundary to east of Endako.