News

Use caution when burning in these hot, dry conditions

THINK TWICE if you plan on having a campfire as the weather conditions could lead to an uncontrolled blaze.

The Northwest Fire Centre is urging the public to be extra cautious with any burning due to increasingly hot and dry conditions.

While there are currently no restrictions on campfires or open burning, people should remain vigilant when dealing with any open flame.

Burning should be done away from branches, wood and other combustible materials.

Have plenty of water and a shovel nearby.

Never burn in windy conditions, as sparks could be easily carried to start new fires.

For large industrial-sized burns, individuals and companies are required to have a burn registration number, which can be obtained by calling 1-888-797-1717.

To date, the Northwest Fire Centre has responded to 17 fires, burning a total of 11,011 hectares.

For more information on open burning, wildfire activity, bans and restrictions go to: http://www.bcforestfireinfo.gov.bc.ca/

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

North Shore Hall to receive major upgrade
 
Province waiting for Boonstock payment
 
Former fire chief wins director’s seat in Area B
Helping literacy
 
Southeast district police honored as members of “Alexa’s Team”
 
Literacy on the road to school
Farewell to outgoing RDCK chair and directors
 
Meet Nelson’s next mayor
 
Up to 180 units needed, Nelson housing study finds

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.