Posted: May 31, 2019
Effective 12:00pm PDT on Thursday, May 30, 2019, Category 2 open burns will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction to reduce wildfire risks and protect public safety.
A Category 2 open fire does not include campfires. Campfires are still permitted in the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction at this time. However, 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 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; and
- the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)
For the latest information on open fire burning restrictions visit: http://www.bcwildfire.ca.
A map of the affected areas is available online: www.bcfireinfo.gov.bc.ca.