Thursday, August 01, 2013

Nanaimo Burning Ban In Effect

All Open Burning Prohibited

Effective noon Aug. 1, all open burning, including campfires and fireworks, will be prohibited across the Coastal Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This ban applies to open fires of any size, campfires, fireworks, tiki torches and burning barrels. The ban does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating using briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, that are not capable of producing a flame longer than 15 centimetres. Portable campfire apparatus that do not meet these conditions are prohibited.

This ban covers all BC Parks, Crown and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by a fire department. Campfires in the West Vancouver Island Fog Zone are exempt from this prohibition.

In Nanaimo City

All open burning is banned in the City of Nanaimo with the exception of propane fired burners.


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