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UPDATE: Fire ban lifted for Agassiz and Harrison

Local fire departments lift ban after BC Wildfire Service ends prohibition

Following a hot, dry summer, Agassiz and Harrison are free of a two-month-long campfire ban after the BC Wildfire Service lifted the prohibition within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.

At 12 p.m. on Sept. 18, BC Wildfire Service rescinded the ban and local municipalities have lifted bans as well. Along with campfires, the use of tiki torches, outdoor stoves, gas stoves and other portable campfire equipment is now permitted.

Open fires are still prohibited within the jurisdiction and include activities such as fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels and binary exploding targets.

BC Wildfire Service reminds the public to never leave a campfire unattended and to keep at least eight litres of water or a shovel close by to fully extinguish your fire.

For more information visit the BC Wildfire Service website.

With files from the Mission Record Staff.