Effective at noon on August 17th, B.C. Wildfire Service is imposing a prohibition on campfires and Category 4 open fires throughout the Coastal Fire Centre, including Alert Bay.
The existing Category 2 open burning prohibition remains in place.
The Coastal Fire Centre is implementing the additional prohibitions due to increasing temperatures and because there is no precipitation currently forecasted for the region. This prohibition will remain in effect until October 21st or the public is otherwise notified.