Effective noon on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, the Coastal Fire Centre will be prohibiting campfires in all areas of the Coastal Fire Centre with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the “Fog Zone”.
As a result, campfires – including beach fires – will be prohibited in the City of Campbell River, Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Doherty announced today. This ban applies to all recreational fires, including campfires on private lands.
The city is implementing this prohibition due to the increased daily temperatures with no precipitation in the immediate forecas. This prohibition will remain in effect until the public is otherwise notified.
This prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, as long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimeters.