Fire Ban Lifted

Posted: September 19, 2017

Other Community Stories

News Release

For Immediate Release
September 19, 2017

Fire Ban Lifted:
Ucluelet and Tofino

UCLUELET and TOFINO – Beginning September 19, 2017, residents and visitors are advised that the prohibition of open fires on public property has been lifted within boundaries of Tofino and Ucluelet.

Please respect all signage, public notices and local burning bylaws.

Residents and visitors are reminded to take the following precautions when lighting a fire:

  • Make sure the beach or public area permits fires.
  • Bring your own firewood – burning beach logs and other materials is prohibited.
  • Fires must be fully extinguished with water (sand heats up and can burn feet or paws).
  • Campfires must not be bigger than a half-metre wide and a half-metre high.
  • Never leave a campfire unattended.

Background

The Districts of Ucluelet and Tofino are lifting the campfire ban on public property due to recent rainfall and cooler weather in the forecast.  

The campfire ban has also been lifted for the Coastal Fire Centre, however the ban on open fires larger than a campfire — larger than 0.5 metres wide by 0.5 metres high — remains in place, except for the fog zone on the west coast of Vancouver Island (Tofino and Ucluelet).

For up-to-date information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, call 1-888-3-FOREST or visit www.bcwildfire.ca.  


Contacts:

Karla Robison, Environmental & Emergency Service Manager
District of Ucluelet
krobison@ucluelet.ca
250-726-7744

Brent Baker, Fire Chief
District of Tofino
bbaker@tofino.ca
250-725-3229

Resources:
www.tofino.ca
www.ucluelet.ca
www.BCwildfire.ca