Due to hot, dry conditions, and in conjunction with open burning restrictions imposed by the Cariboo Fire Centre, the City of Williams Lake is prohibiting all campfires and backyard burning within City limits until further notice. This prohibition is in effect beginning at noon today, Wednesday, July 16.
The prohibition applies to all open air fires in Fire Protection Bylaw 2189:
• Outdoor cooking fires that do not use natural gas or propane
• Fire pits
Non-compliance with the City fire prohibition could result in a $250 fine. For more information, please contact the Williams Lake Fire Department at 250-392-4321.
The Cariboo Fire Centre has prohibited open burning throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre area. This prohibition applies to open fires of any size, fireworks, sky lanterns, tiki torches, chimineas and burning barrels. This prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, as long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.