Burning Ban In Effect

July 6, 2017

Effective at noon on Thursday, July 6, 2017, all open fires, including campfires, Category 2 and Category 3, are prohibited throughout the FVRD and the entire Coastal Fire Centre with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the “Fog Zone”.  The ban does not apply to devices specifically designed and manufactured for the purpose of cooking (i.e. barbeques).

The following list of activities are not allowed:

  • campfires, as defined by the Wildfire Regulation (burning of woody      debris)
  • open fires (using woody debris) in an outdoor stove
  • tiki torches
  • 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)

 

Violators face fines ranging from $1,150 to $10,000 and a year in jail, and if a campfire or other burning contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2017 or until the public is otherwise notified.