08/28/2015 14:20 EDT | Updated 08/28/2016 01:12 EDT

Grab the marshmallows for return to campfires on soggy B.C. coast

VANCOUVER — A soggy weekend lies ahead for campers in on the south coast of British Columbia, but at least they can huddle around a campfire to keep warm.

The BC Wildfire Service has rescinded a campfire ban for the region, which covers a large area including Vancouver Island, Whistler-Pemberton and the Lower Mainland east to Hope.

Campfires have been allowed in specific areas of the centre for several weeks, but cool, wet weather over the next few days means campfires can now be permitted across the entire fire centre.

Bans remain in place in the Kamloops and Southeast fire centres, which are not due to receive much rain from a storm forecast to drop 120 millimetres of rain on the south coast by Monday.

No burning restrictions are currently in place in the Northwest and Prince George fire centres, while campfires are allowed in specific zones of the Cariboo Fire Centre, where open fires remain banned.

The Canadian Press

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