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CAMPFIRES and OPEN BURNING PROHIBITED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

CAMPFIRES and OPEN BURNING PROHIBITED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

Fire Bans & Restrictions

Coastal Fire Centre


OpenFires are banned!    Campfires are banned!    
Open burning is prohibited. See notes below.
A campfire ban is currently in effect. See notes below.
Forest use restrictions are currently not in effect.

Open Fire Regulations

• See an overview map of zones in the Coastal fire centre.


Open Fire Prohibitions

 Definition of open fires

Effective at 12 p.m. PT on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, Category 2 and 3 open burning will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction. This prohibition is being enacted to help reduce human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

For more information, please refer to the following info bulletin: http://ow.ly/sVpx30rLC34


Campfire Bans

 Definition of campfires

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, campfires will be prohibited throughout the province of British Columbia.

In addition to campfires, the following activities are also prohibited:

  • The use of fireworks
  • The use of sky lanterns
  • The use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description
  • The use of binary exploding targets
  • The use of tiki and similar kinds of torches
  • The use of chimineas
  • The use of outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriter Laboratories of Canada (ULC) rating
  • The use of air curtain burners in Cariboo, Coastal, Northwest, Prince George and Southeast fire centres

For more information, please refer to the news release: http://ow.ly/V7aO50Fksx7


Forest Use Restrictions

There are currently no forest use restrictions in effect for the Coastal fire centre.

BC Wildfire Service:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status

BC Government News

Campfires prohibited in BC, please click HERE