Fire Ban Continues To Be In Effect

September 11, 2017

Although the FVRD has recently experienced slightly cooler weather accompanied by a small amount of rainfall, campfire bans remain in place. Presently the Coastal Fire Centre has a prohibition on Category 2 and Category 3 open fires in place throughout our region. This prohibition includes tiki torches and similar kinds of torches, outdoor stoves, gas stoves and other portable campfire equipment that is not CSA-approved or ULC-approved.

Click on the following links to see a map our area with details of the prohibition and an information sheet explaining the difference in category fires and campfires:

Full Fire Prohibition Area Map

What is the Difference

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentence 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.