The Province has banned all Category 2 and Category 3 fires in Smoke Sensitive Areas which includes all populated areas in Grand Forks, and the Grand Forks Valley.

Here in the Boundary, Grand Forks Fire/Rescue has suspended all campfire permits within City Limits citing social distancing and the ban is immediately in effect. No new campfire permits will be issues, and all permits previously issued are suspended.

The Province has implemented their bans in order to limit wildfire response crews potential exposure to the corona-virus and to minimize particulates in the air which could aggravate symptoms associated with COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

Propane and natural gas powered barbecues and fire pits are exempt from the City’s Fire and Life Safety Bylaw and may be used at this time.

Residents outside of city limits are reminded that fire bans enacted by the Province apply throughout the province.

For more information please contact your local fire department.