As of Friday afternoon, campfires have once again been allowed in most parts of British Columbia, with only the drought-stricken area of South Vancouver Island still covered by restrictions.
The BC Wildfire Service says campfire restrictions are being lifted throughout the Kamloops Fire Center and the Southeast Fire Center’s boundary fire zone.
The ban was lifted last month at the Caribou and Prince George Fire Centers and at the Northwest Fire Centers in July.
The campfire, which should not be more than half a meter wide, was allowed at the Coastal Fire Center earlier this month but is banned in Vancouver Island and the southern third of the Gulf Islands.
The Wildfire Service says fire activity is declining across BC but about 200 fires are still burning and two are still classified as note fires, both under control. Or has been placed.
Figures from the Ministry of Forests and Emergency Management BC show that 1,585 forest fires have burned 8,686 square kilometers since the start of the season on April 1.
– Canadian Press