There are currently no open fire bans in effect for the Coastal fire centre.
Effective at noon on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, all open fires will once again be allowed throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, due to a decreased risk of wildfires.
Burn barrels, fireworks and tiki torches will also be permitted.
People who intend to conduct an open burn must first check with their local government to ensure that there are no additional local bylaws or restriction in place that might regulate open burning.
The rescinding of the open burning prohibition applies to all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws and is serviced by a fire department.
Campfire Bans in Coastal Fire Centre
• Definition of Campfires
There are currently no campfire bans in effect for the Coastal fire centre.
Effective at 12 noon on Friday, August 28, campfires will once again be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. The Coastal Fire Centre is rescinding its campfire prohibition due to forecasted cooler and wetter conditions, resulting in a decrease in wildfire risk in the region.
The following activities will now be allowed:
– Campfires, as defined by the wildfire regulation
– Open fires in an outdoor stove
The public is reminded that campfires cannot be larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide. Anyone who lights a campfire must have a hand tool (such as a shovel) or at least eight litres of water available to fully extinguish it. Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure that the ashes are completely cold to the touch before leaving the area.
Forest Use Restrictions in Coastal Fire Centre
There are currently no forest use restrictions in effect for the Coastal fire centre.
Ban ID #458. The above information took effect 8/31/2015 8:42:00 AM