Fire Ban Prince George

Fire Ban - Prince George Fire Centre

 March 28th - Category 2 and 3 Open Fires Prohibited

Effective at 12:00 (noon) on Thursday, March 28, 2024, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited across the Prince George Fire Centre. This prohibition is being implemented to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety due to the high grass fire hazard and persistent drought conditions in the region.

Members of the public and industry are urged to be extra vigilant when monitoring existing Category 2 and 3 open burns and must extinguish all such fires by noon on March 28.

More information on open burning and other prohibited activities is available online:

For the full bulletin, please visit:

Please check the BC Wildfire Service Bans and Restrictions webpage for the most current prohibitions for your area.

Prince George Fire Ban

Prohibitions apply to all public and private lands unless otherwise specified (e.g., in an enactment or local government bylaw). 

Anyone found in contravention of an open-burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, may be required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, may be 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

More information on open burning is available on the BC Wildfire Service website. 

Prince George Fire Centre Information
Ministry of Forests

Phone: 250-561-4629

Report Wildfires: 1 800 663-5555 or *5555