Although larger open fires will be permitted throughout most of the  Southeast Fire Centre

Although larger open fires will be permitted throughout most of the Southeast Fire Centre

Open fires allowed again in Southeast Fire Centre

BC Wildfire Service is asking you to still remain vigilant with any fire use.

Category 3 open fires are now permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, with the  exception of the Boundary fire zone (Greenwood, Midway, Grand Forks), due to a decreased risk of  wildfires.

A map of the affected area is available at bit.ly/ 1NqDYBh.

Although larger open fires will be permitted throughout most of the  Southeast Fire Centre, the BC Wildfire Service is asking you to remain vigilant with any fire use.

Homeowners and industry personnel are encouraged to take the following  precautions with any outdoor burning activities:

• Ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the  fire and to prevent it from escaping.

• Do not burn in windy conditions. The weather can change quickly and the  wind may carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires.

• Create a fireguard of at least one metre around the planned fire site by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other combustible material.

• If you are planning a large burn, consider conducting smaller burns  around the perimeter beforehand to create a fuel break and to help stop the fire from spreading beyond its intended size. Each of these fires  should be kept small and must be extinguished before starting a new fire.