Wildfire Danger Rating & Current Prohibitions

Current Wildfire Danger Rating for the District of Tumbler Ridge

Current Prohibitions

Effective at 12:00 (noon) on Friday, August 11, 2023, the Category 1 Open Burning (campfires) prohibition will be rescinded in the Prince George and Northwest Fire Centres.

Category 1 fire, or campfire, is defined as an open fire that burns piled material no larger than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide. The following precautions must be in place when lighting or making use of a campfire:

  • There is ready access to a shovel or at least eight litres of water the entirety of the time the campfire is lit
  • There is a fuel break around the campfire, free of any debris or combustible materials
  • The fire is fully extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the campfire for any length of time

Category 2 and Category 3 open burning remains prohibited, in addition to the use of the following:

  • Fireworks
  • Sky Lanterns
  • Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description
  • Binary exploding targets

Prohibitions apply to all public and private lands unless otherwise specified (e.g. in an enactment or local government bylaw). Please check with your local authorities before lighting any fire.