The city is reminding residents that even though you’re allowed to have fires again, to take all precautions necessary, such as bringing a bucket along so you can douse your beach fires. City of Campbell River photo

City of Campbell River lifts fire ban just in time for long weekend

‘We will continue to monitor conditions through the summer’ says fire chief

The City of Campbell River has lifted its fire ban just in time for the Canada Day long weekend.

“With the recent heavy rainfall and cooler temperatures, the fire danger rating in the Campbell River area has dropped, so people are once again permitted to have camp fires and beach fires,” says the release from the city.

“We appreciate everyone’s assistance in doing their part to prevent fires in our community, and remind everyone of the importance of making sure your camp or beach fire is a safe one,” says fire chief Thomas Doherty. “We will continue to monitor conditions through the summer, and will implement another fire ban if necessary.”

Starting today (Friday, June 28), residents can once again have recreational fires that are:

· Recreational fires are for cooking or providing heat

· In a permanent outdoor fireplace, barbeque or fire pit not larger than 60 centimetres (24 inches) in diameter, and designed and constructed to confine the fire or within a fully enclosed burner or similar device with appropriate supervision and means of extinguishing the fire at hand

· Beach fires below the high-tide line as fires are not allowed on public land, or private property other than your own.

Help prevent fire damage by checking local and provincial fire restrictions before lighting any fire – and by fully extinguishing camping and beach fires.

Activities that are currently prohibited by the BC Wildfire Service for the Coastal Fire Centre are category 2 open burning, burning barrels and cages, fireworks, fire crackers, sky lanterns and binary exploding targets.

For more information on fire safety, visit

Find provincial fire ban information HERE

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cortes Island affordable housing project hangs by a thread after SRD defers hearing

Regional decision makers resort to COVID-19 concerns despite virtual meeting option and push hearing to September

Gold River ready to welcome visitors and restart local businesses

In contrast to single-industry remote communities, Gold River’s diversified economy might help it better survive after reopening

JAK’s raises more than $3,000 for Campbell River Food Bank

Campbell River locations took part in the JAK’s Gives Back campaign on May 30

Campbell River bike park receives full funding

Looking for volunteers help to finish project

March dental conference key to many of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases

Early infections from China, Iran were quickly contained

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Mirror business directory and map

If you’d like to be added to the list, shoot us an email

North Island recreation camping site closed due to vandalism

Damage happens every year, forcing site manager to reallocate improvement budget to repairs

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation woman, 26, fatally shot by police in Edmundston, N.B.

Police were conducting a well-being check at the time of the incident

Seniors to receive up to $500 in promised COVID-19 emergency aid in early July

The Liberal government first promised the extra help in mid-May, but had to create a new system to deliver the aid

VIDEO: Revelstoke bear wanders into Animal House pet store

Staff got ready to chase it out with a broom

Man found dead in his tent at Island homeless camp

Facebook posts tell of personal struggles and attempts to stay clean and sober

New study is first full list of species that only exist in Canada

Almost 40 per cent of them are critically imperilled or imperilled and eight are already extinct

Most Read