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Greetings To Everyone This is to advise you that due to the Corvid-19 Provincial Health order we can not gather to sort our donated bottles and cans. Our storage containers are filled to capacity therefore we are asking that you hang on to your donations until such time that we can again gather to sort these items. Thanks to everyone for your kind and generous assistance in this regard. We will send a follow-up notification when we can resume accepting your donations.Thanks AgainSouth Green Lake VFD

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Archive for May 2014

Fire Restrictions

Category 3 open fires restricted in Cariboo Fire Centre

WILLIAMS LAKE — Effective at noon on May 16, 2014, Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. The prohibition will be in place until Sept. 30, 2014, or until the public is otherwise notified.

Specifically, this order prohibits fires that burn:

-Material concurrently in three or more piles, each not exceeding two metres in height and three metres in width; or
-Material in one or more piles, each exceeding two metres in height or three metres in width; or
-One or more windrows; or
-Stubble or grass over an area exceeding 0.2 hectares(more than 2,000 square metres).

This prohibition does not apply to campfires, cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or open fires that are two metres by three metres or smaller. People should ensurethat such fires are not lit or kept burning during windy conditions and that adequate tools, water and people are on hand to contain the fire. They should also make sure that the fire is fully extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.

This prohibition covers all BC Parks and Crown and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by fire departments. Please check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting a fire.

So far this season, the Cariboo Fire Centre has responded to 44 fires, the vast majority of which were human-caused and therefore completely preventable.

Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

The Cariboo Fire Centre stretches from Loon Lake near Clinton north to the Cottonwood River near Quesnel, east to Wells Gray Provincial Park and west to Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park.

For a map of affected areas within the Cariboo Fire Centre, please check: http://bit.ly/1gkihUo

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:

• Twitter at: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo
• Facebook at: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

Media Contact:

Navi Saini
Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Provincial Wildfire Coordination Centre
250 312-3051

Connect with the Province of B.C. at: www.gov.bc.ca/connect

Fire Centre Bulletin 2129

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