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NEWS RELEASE · 28th July 2010
Terrace Fire Department
Effective at noon July 29, all open burning, including campfires and fireworks, will be prohibited within the boundaries of the City of Terrace to help prevent wildfires and protect public safety.

Due to the elevated fire danger rating and forecasted hot and dry weather the prohibition is necessary. The ban applies to open fires of any size but does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. It does not apply to portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating using briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, as long as the flame is kept under 15 cm in length.

This ban is in addition to the Ministry of Forests’ fire restrictions in parts of the Northwest Fire Centre's jurisdiction, which takes effect noon July 29. The Ministry of Forests ban covers the old Kalum forest district, Nadina fire zone and the Bulkley fire zone of the Northwest Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

The Riverboat Days fireworks will continue as scheduled Saturday, July 31 at 11 p.m. The fire department will be taking extra precautions to ensure there is no risk of forest fire. Officials are also asking the public to refrain from using fireworks of any kind this weekend to reduce the risk of wildfire.

The burning ban does not apply to Ferry Island campground.

Please report burning of any type within City limits by calling 911.