Extended periods of hot dry weather have put the fire danger in our region at an extreme high. There is a province wide ban on activities that could cause fire such as the use of fireworks, camp fires, etc.
Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, 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.
To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.
Please look after our homes and that of wildlife by being firesmart as the areas fire crews are also being kept busy with naturally caused forest fires such as those at Boulder Creek in the Upper Lillooet near Pemberton and the Elaho Valley to the south.