Fire danger present in Boundary

The fire danger is moderate to high all through the Southeast Fire District.

The fire danger is moderate to high all through the Southeast Fire District. In the Boundary area fire officials will be patrolling danger areas such as Christina Lake.

According to the Southeast Fire District, 26 abandoned campfires have been found in the Boundary area.

Steve Thomson, minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, said that campfires are still allowed in the district but people should be extra careful.

“Never leave your campfire unattended and remember what constitutes a legal campfire,” Thompson said. “They can be no larger than a half-metre by a half-metre, and at least eight litres of water or hand tools must be nearby to properly extinguish them.”

The fine for failing to properly extinguish a campfire is $345 and if the fire escapes the campers could be held liable for damages and suppression costs.