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Whistler bans campfires as fire danger rating raised to high

July 10, 2012, Whistler, B.C. – Whistler is one of the first municipalities in B.C. to ban campfires as the first heat wave of the summer replaces flooding fears with wildfire woes.

July 10, 2012
By The Canadian Press

July 10, 2012, Whistler, B.C. – Whistler is one of the first municipalities in B.C. to ban campfires as the first heat wave of the summer replaces flooding fears with wildfire woes.

Whistler banned all burning, including campfires, as of Sunday, when the fire danger rating in the resort municipality was nudged up to “high.”

Elsewhere around B.C., the Wildfire Management Branch says campfires are permitted in all regions, but open burning is restricted everywhere except in the northwest and southeast fire centres.

Campfires must be no larger than half-a-metre high and half-a-metre wide, and eight litres of water must be always within reach, in case of emergency.

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