Wildfire Danger Rating & Current Prohibitions

Current Wildfire Danger Rating for the District of Tumbler Ridge


Current Prohibitions

Effective at 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, July 12, 2024, Category 1 (campfires) are prohibited across the Prince George Fire Centre including the District of Tumbler Ridge. This prohibition applies to campfires (Category 1) as defined in the Wildfire Regulation.

This prohibition covers all of the Prince George Fire Centre and will remain in effect until 12 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2024, or until it is rescinded. Prohibitions apply to all public and private lands unless otherwise specified (e.g. in an enactment or local government bylaw).

In addition to prohibiting the use of open fire of any size, the following activities are prohibited:

  • Fireworks
  • Sky lanterns
  • Burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description
  • Binary exploding targets
  • Air curtain burners
  • Chimineas
  • Tiki and similar kinds of torches
  • Outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a CSA or ULC rating

This prohibition does not include the use of outdoor stoves. As outlined in the Wildfire Regulation, an outdoor stove is a CSA-rated or ULC-rated rated device used outdoors for cooking, heat or ambiance, that burns charcoal briquettes, liquid fuel or gaseous fuel, and has a flame height less than 15 centimeters tall.

Anyone found in contravention of an open-burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, may be required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.