Fire Ban now in place for BC Coast

BC is now experiencing a large scale fire ban due to the heat and lack of rain.

All open burning (including campfires, category 2 open fires and category 3 open fires) will be prohibited in all areas of the Coastal Fire Centre except the "fog zone" and Haida Gwaii effective at noon on July 17.

This prohibition will remain in place until October 15, 2014, or until the public is notified that it has been rescinded.

This prohibition applies to campfires and open burning of any size or description, including fires with a burn registration number and industrial burning. The use of fireworks, burning barrels, tiki torches and sky lanterns is also not permitted.

The prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, as long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

There are currently no forest use restrictions in effect for the Coastal fire centre.

Read the article here.

Greenways Land Trust

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