Thanks to cooler temperatures and recent rainfall BC Wildfire Service has lifted the burning prohibition for Prince George.

Campfires, including all Category 2 and 3 open burns are allowed throughout the city.

But Fire Information Officer Forrest Tower said the city is not out of the woods just yet.

“If we do see a return to the warm, dry temperatures we saw to the end of May we will probably have to put it back in place but at least for the next couple of days we can expect these conditions to continue.”

He added despite recent rainfall the risk still exists.

“Even though we do have restrictions being taken off, the fields out there are still very dry. This light amount of rain does not remove all the risk so still, use caution when doing any burning.”

The Province still requires burn restriction numbers for all pile burning larger than two meters high by three meters wide or a grass burn larger than 0.2 hectares (Category 3 fires).