Open fires to be prohibited in Coastal Fire Centre
July 5, 2017
Via the BC Wildfire Service:
"Effective at noon on Thursday, July 6, 2017, all open fires (including campfires) will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the "Fog Zone".
The Fog Zone is a two-kilometre strip of land along the outer coast of Vancouver Island, stretching from Owen Point (near Port Renfrew) north to the tip of Vancouver Island and around to the boundary of the District of Port Hardy. This strip extends inland two kilometres from the high tide point. A map of the Fog Zone is available online at: http://ow.ly/bCJc30caIul
The Coastal Fire Centre is implementing this prohibition due to increasing temperatures and no precipitation in the weather forecast. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2017 or until the public is otherwise notified.
This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre (with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the "Fog Zone"). It does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has wildfire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Please check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire."
June 6, 2017
Fire Ban Will Be In Effect Starting Wednesday at Noon
The BC Wildfire Service will be restricting some open burning in the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction starting at noon on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
The prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction, with the exception of the area known as the "Fog Zone" along the north and west outer coast of Vancouver Island, and the Haida Gwaii Forest District.
To coincide with this regional fire ban, the Courtenay Fire Department will be issuing a fire ban* that includes following jurisdictions:
- City of Courtenay
- Courtenay Fire Protection District
- Merville Fire Protection District
- Tsolum Farnham Fire Protection District
This ban includes open fires as describe on the permit, incinerators, and burn barrels. All permits are hereby cancelled.
The Fire Ban does not apply to campfires at a supervised campground.
The prohibition will remain in place until October 20, 2017, or until the public is otherwise notified.
For more information on the Coastal Fire Centre regional prohibition, visit the BC Wildfire Service website