Fires can stay – for now

Mount Waddington is exempt from the annual Coastal Fire Centre fire ban

For now, at least, Mount Waddington is exempt from the annual Coastal Fire Centre fire ban.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations announced Category 2 open fires and fireworks will be prohibited across the Coastal Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires. This year, Haida Gwaii and the Mount Waddington and Central Coast regional districts are exempt from this ban.

The ban began on May 18, and will be in place until September 15, or until the public is otherwise notified.

An extended dry period could change the status for the Mount Waddington region. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to www.bcwildfire.ca.