Public Safety

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Campfires Banned In Coastal Fire Centre

No Campfires

Prohibited:
- campfires
- open fires in an outdoor stove
- tiki torches
- fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages
- binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)

Permitted:
- ULC or CSA-rated cooking stoves or campfire apparatus that use gas, propane or briquettes so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

Anyone in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150 required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.

For current information on wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, check http://www.bcwildfire.ca.

The Coastal Fire Centre is implementing the additional prohibitions due to increasing temperatures and because there is no precipitation currently forecast for the region. This prohibition will remain in effect until October 21, 2016 or the public is otherwise notified.

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