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Coastal Fire Centre

Effective at noon on Wednesday, July, 18, 2018, a campfire ban will be put in place.

The decision comes amid heat warnings from Environment Canada.  The ban will apply to all of the areas within the Coastal Fire Centre, which includes Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.  Exceptions include Haida Gwaii and the “fog zone” running down the western coast of Vancouver Island.

The CFC said that gas, propane and briquette cooking stoves will be permitted. So there are still ways campers can recreate the campfire experience.

“If you do have a device that has a CSA (Canadian Standards Association) or ULC (Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc.) approval rating, that can be a cooking stove or portable campfire apparatus, those are still allowed as long as the flame height is less than 15 centimetres high,” said Natasha Broznitski, a Fire Information Officer with the Coastal Fire Centre.

The bans affect all provincial parks in the Coastal Fire Centre’s area, as well as Crown land and private property.  Anyone caught breaking the ban could face a maximum penalty of $100,000 in fines and a year in jail.

Coastal Fire Centre Website

 

 

 

 

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