Open fire ban in effect for City of Quesnel

July 2, 2021
News Release

An open fire ban is now in effect for the City of Quesnel. This ban includes:

  • The use of campfires and any other backyard open fires including those in fire pits
  • Category 2 and 3 open fires, which includes the burning of any waste, slash or other materials
  • The use of Fireworks, including firecrackers
  • Sky Lanterns
  • Tiki Torches
  • Air Curtain Burners
  • Binary Exploding Targets
  • Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description

This prohibition is in place to help prevent human-caused wildfires and to protect public safety. The ban does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.

The City determined it would take the action on the advice of the Fire Chief, Ron Richert, after the Province issued their campfire ban at noon on June 30, 2021.

The Provincial ban on campfires is in addition to the Category 2 and Category 3 fire bans already in place for the Cariboo region since June 25, 2021. This prohibition is being implemented in partnership with the Tsilhqot'in National Government.

The City of Quesnel ban on open fires will remain in place until the Cariboo Fire Centre has advised that it is reasonable to remove it. Questions about the City’s fire ban may be directed to the Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department at 250-992-5121.

For more information on fire bans and restrictions throughout the Province, visit: BC Fire Info

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire, or open burning violation call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit BC Wildfire Service


Linda McIntyre

Communications Clerk

City of Quesnel  |  410 Kinchant St, Quesnel BC V2J 7J5

T: 250-991-7475  |

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