Category 2 Open Burns Prohibited

Posted: May 31, 2019

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Effective 12:00pm PDT on Thursday, May 30, 2019, Category 2 open burns will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction to reduce wildfire risks and protect public safety.

A Category 2 open fire does not include campfires. Campfires are still permitted in the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction at this time.  However, this prohibition applies to:

  • the burning of any material (piled or unpiled) smaller than two metres high and three metres wide;
  • the burning of stubble or grass over an area less than 2,000 square metres;
  • the use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description; and
  • the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)

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A map of the affected areas is available online: