City enacts campfire ban

Campbell River is banning all open fires, except beach fires in specified areas

Following the Coastal Fire Centre open fire ban, the city of Campbell River is banning all open fires, except beach fires in specified areas, as of 12 noon today.

“This means no open burning will be permitted in the city of Campbell River, except beach fires below the high tide line, between Maryland Road and 1st Avenue and at Dick Murphy Park until further notice,” says Fire Chief Ian Baikie. “This ban covers all recreational fires, including campfires on private lands.”

The public is reminded that beach fires must be no larger than 60 centimetres (24 inches) in diameter, below the high tide line and away from other driftwood.

Fires must be attended by an adult with equipment to extinguish the fire (i.e. bucket).

“The Campbell River Fire Department appreciates your assistance to help prevent wildfire in our community,” Baikie said.