Campfire ban lifted in Kamloops and Coastal Fire Centres

Sep 11, 2018
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Update: September 11, 2018

Effective noon on September 11, 2018, campfires will once again be allowed throughout the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

The current prohibition on larger Category 2 and Category 3 open fires remains in effect throughout the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of the "fog zone".

 This includes prohibitions on:

  • stubble or grass burning of any size

  • the use of sky lanterns

  • the use of fireworks (including firecrackers)

  • the use of burn barrels or burning cages of any size or description

  • the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for target practice

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Effective Friday, September 7, 2018, the campfire ban was rescinded in the Kamloops Fire Centre. 

The following activities remain prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre:

  • Category 2 and Category 3 open ifres, as definined in the Wildfire Regulation
  • The use of tiki torches
  • The use of sky lanterns
  • The use of fireworks, including firecrackers
  • The use of burn barrels or burning cages of any size or description
  • The use of binary exploding targets

Please note the following important information:

A campfire is an open fire that burns piled material no larger than 0.5 m in height and 0.5 m in width and is used by any person for recreational purpose, or by a First Nation for a ceremonial purpose. 

Please note: Campfires remain banned in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and within the "fog zone" on Vancouver Island. [NOTE: Effective at noon on September 11, campfires are once again permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre.]

The following activities remain prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre, except in the "fog zone" on Vancouver Island:

  • Category 2 and Category 3 open fires, as defined in the Wildfire Regulation
  • Stubble or grass burning of any size
  • The use of air curtain burners (forced-air burning systems)
  • The use of sky lanterns
  • The use of fireworks, including firecrackers
  • The use of burn barrels or burning cages of any size or description
  • The use of binary exploding targets (e.g., for target practice)
  • Chimineas, tiki torches, stoves and portable campfire devices that are not CSA-approved or ULC-approved can be used only in the fog zone and on Haida Gwaii.

 

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