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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Ministry of Forests Information Bulletin - Off-road vehicle prohibitions rescinded throughout B.C.

Off-road vehicle prohibitions rescinded throughout B.C.


KAMLOOPS - The operation of off-road vehicles will once again be permitted on Crown land
throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre, effective
at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.


Cooler weather conditions and recent precipitation have reduced the flammability of fine fuels
in these regions, which has significantly reduced the chance of a wildfire starting from a spark
or a hot engine.


However, the BC Wildfire Service reminds the public that some area restrictions are still in
effect on Crown land in the vicinity of large wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire
Centre and Southeast Fire Centre, to help protect public safety and allow firefighting
operations to continue efficiently. The use of off-road vehicles will continue to be prohibited in
the restricted areas around these wildfires.


Additionally, campfire prohibitions remain in effect throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre,
Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre.


More information about these area restrictions and campfire prohibitions can be found online:
- Factsheet on fire-related prohibitions and restrictions: http://ow.ly/qUPm30fhyGz

- BC Wildfire Service website: http://www.gov.bc.ca/wildfirebans 


Individuals found to be in contravention of an area restriction may be issued a violation ticket
that carries a fine of $767, while individuals found to be in contravention of a campfire
prohibition may be issued a ticket that carries a fine of $1,150. If a person's activities causes or
contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may also be ordered to pay all firefighting and
associated costs.


To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.


For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air
quality advisories, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca 


You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:

- On Twitter: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo 
- On Facebook: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo


Contacts

Kamloops Fire Centre Information
BC Wildfire Service
250 554-5965


Southeast Fire Centre Information
BC Wildfire Service
250 365-4014


Cariboo Fire Centre Information
BC Wildfire Service
778 799-2101





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