A campfire ban is now in place across the Prince George Fire Centre. The ban went into effect Monday at 8:00am.
Officials says fire fighting resources are already being taxed to the limit and are hoping to reduce the chance of anymore fires in the province.
The ban applies to all open fires including campfires in all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Prince George Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.
The ban doesn’t apply within Prince George, however the Backyard Burning Bylaw does prohibit all open fires in the city when an Air Quality Advisory is in place. An Advisory was put in place over the weekend because of the smoke from the Cariboo fires.
Wildfire officials say the campfire ban will remain in place all summer, unless conditions change dramatically.