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Fire Ban Beginning This Friday

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 6:55 AM

By Jay Herrington

(PHOTO City of Campbell River - Local Government Facebook)

Campfires, backyard fires and beach fires are not permitted, provincewide, starting at noon on Friday.

BC Wildfire Service announced the move yesterday, saying prohibitions are being enacted to help prevent human-caused wildfires and to protect public safety.

Open burning and using items such as fireworks, sky lanterns, burning barrels, and torches (including propane torches for the purpose of burning weeds) are also prohibited.

“The City’s top priority is public and community safety,” says Campbell River Fire Chief Dan Verdun.

“Fire bans are put in place when the risk of fire is high or as fire resources are needed elsewhere. Following the fire ban is a simple, but crucial, action we can all take to prevent dangerous fires in and around Campbell River. Although the fire ban is coming into effect on July 12, we encourage everyone to be extremely careful if having recreational fires, like beach fires, between now and then. Conditions are hot and dry, and we are all responsible for fire safety. Thank you for doing your part to protect yourself, your family and friends, and the entire community.”

While the ban comes into effect on Friday, Verdun is encouraging everyone to be extremely careful if having recreational fires, like beach fires, between now and then.

Cooking stoves are allowed at this time, however, in extreme fire conditions, these may also be prohibited.

Residents can report recreational fires using the City of Campbell River Fire Department’s non-emergency line at 250-286-6266. In the case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Get details at City of Campbell River.

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