Open fire prohibition scheduled for Coastal Fire Centre

Prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre

The size of open fires are restricted in most of the Coastal Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 15 or the public is otherwise notified.

This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District and the area known as the “Fog Zone”. A map of the affected areas is available online at: http://bit.ly/120s5c9

Specific activities affected by this prohibition include: the burning of any material, piled or unpiled, smaller than two metres in height and three metres in width, including burning barrels; the burning of stubble or grass over an area less than 2,000 square metres (0.2 hectares); the use of fireworks, sky lanterns or burning barrels of any size or description.

This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.