What's New
Category 2 open fires now prohibited
Posted On:
June 7, 2017

Please be advised that effective immediately, Category 2 open fires are now prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This prohibition will remain in effect until October 20, 2017 or until the public is otherwise notified. A map of the affected area is available online at: http://ow.ly/zmy830cl1sg

Specifically, this prohibition applies to:

  • the burning of any material (piled or unpiled) smaller than two metres high and three metres wide
  • the burning of stubble or grass fires over an area less than 2,000 square metres
  • the use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description
  • the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)

This prohibition does not ban campfires that are smaller than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide, or apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at: http://ow.ly/znny309kJv5

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: www.bcwildfire.ca