City of Fort St. John implements Campfire Ban

May 18, 2023

Based on the high wildfire risk within the area, effective at noon on Friday, May 19, 2023, the City of Fort St. John is implementing a fire ban within the Fort St. John city limits to align with other bans in the region.

This prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Friday, June 2, 2023, or until it is otherwise rescinded. Prohibitions apply to all public and private lands. In addition to prohibiting the use of open fire of any size, the following activities and apparatus are also prohibited:

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

During campfire prohibitions, only CSA-rated or ULC-rated outdoor stoves or portable campfire apparatus that use gas, propane or briquettes may be used.

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