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A great person in the community. She will be greatly missed. Our condolences to Peter and family.

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In the last week there have been 2 instances that campfires have been abandoned without being put out. It is vitally important to put campfires out before leaving the area.Please be responsible when having campfires as it is extremely dry and it wouldn’t take much to have a bad fire season.

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Our firefighters were out a couple of weeks ago working on FireSmart mitigation (Before the prohibition). Remember, effective as of 12 p.m. (noon) Pacific Daylight Time on Thursday, March 28, Category 2 and 3 open fires will be prohibited across the entire Cariboo Fire Centre. This prohibition includes the Cariboo Chilcotin Forest District, the 100 Mile House Forest District and the Quesnel Forest District. The following activities, equipment, materials and substances will also be prohibited:-Fireworks-Sky lanternsThis prohibition does not ban campfires that are half-metre high by half-metre wide or smaller, and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.Stay safe everyone!

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The crew working on FireSmart around the Firehall.

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Archive for July 2010

Thunderstorms

With the recent thunderstorm activity, there were a lot of fires started.

Check out the news article from the BC Wildfire website.

Bonaparte Lake Evacuation Order

I just received this notice of an evacuation order for Bonaparte Lake effective tonight (Wednesday, July 28) at 8:00 pm. I am guessing that it’ s from the recent lightning activity last night.

For more info check the BC Forest Fire Information Website.

Cariboo Fire Restrictions – July 29

I guess that it was only a matter of time before the decision to move to a complete ban was put in place.

Effective at Noon on Thursday, July 29 there will be a complete ban on open burning  including campfires and fireworks.

From what I have heard, the South Green Lake Firefighters have already been out on a house fire this past weekend, and it could have easily been a lot more serious given the extreme dryness of the ground cover.

According to the Provincial Government Website: “Anyone found in violation of an open fire ban, including campfires, may be issued a ticket for $345. Should a wildfire occur as a result of recklessness, a person can be fined up to $1 million or spend three years in prison and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.”

More information can be obtained from the Provincial Government Website

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

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