Open burning will be restricted in Coastal Fire Centre


For Immediate Release


May 12, 2016

PARKSVILLE – Effective at noon on Friday, May 13, 2016, Category 2 open fires will be prohibited in most areas of the Coastal Fire Centers Jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2016, or until the public is otherwise notified.

The prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centers jurisdiction, with the exception of the area known as the ͞Fog Zone and the Haida Gwaii Forest District.

Specifically, this prohibition applies to:

  •  The burning of any material (piled or unpiled) smaller than two metres high and three metres wide.
  • No debris/garbage fires allowed regardless of size.
  • The burning of stubble or grass fires over an area less than 2,000 square metres.
  • The use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, or burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description. The use of binary exploding targets (e.g., for rifle target practice).
Fireworks are banned at all times except Oct.24 – Nov.01  (ref. BC Fireworks Act)
Click Here to stay up to date on the latest fire restrictions in the Coastal region and other areas in the province.