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Campfire ban starts at noon on Friday

A campfire ban in the Coastal Fire Centre is coming into effect again at noon on Friday. All open burning, including the use of tiki torches, sky lanterns and fireworks will also be banned.
Cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes and portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel are still allowed, as long as the height of the flame is less than 15cm.
Fire Information Officer Marg Drysdale says the campfire ban is necessary due to rising temperatures and the lack of rain, but there’s also another concern.
Drysdale says the need people to abide by the ban to reduce the risk of wildfires and breaking the rules could come with a heavy price.
The ban does not apply in Haida Gwaii and the “fog zone”.
Meanwhile, a wildfire 3km east of Nimkish Lake, north of Campbell River, has grown to at least 60 hectares since being reported July 28th. Three helicopters, water trucks, two initial attack crews and at least ten firefighters are trying to contain the blaze.
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