OPEN BURNING REGULATIONS - CITY OF COURTENAY
All Open Fires within the geographical boundaries of the City of Courtenay ARE BANNED YEAR ROUND in accordance with the Fire Protective Services Bylaw No. 2556. The definition of an Open Fire is any outdoor fire which, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, may include grass fires, incinerator fires, pit fires, outdoor fireplaces, “chiminias”, burning barrel fires, forest and brush fires, running fires, structure fires, building fires, wood scrap fires, ground thawing fires and chattel fires.
OPEN BURNING REGULATIONS - COURTENAY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Category 2 and Category 3 open fires are allowed within the geographical boundaries of the Courtenay Fire Protection District in accordance with the Courtenay Fire Protection District By-Law No. 54 and the information listed below:
“Category 2” open fire” is one that
1) burns material in one pile not exceeding 1 m in height and 1 m in width
2) pile does not contain prohibited materials such as household garbage, tires, construction debris, demolition debris, etc.
3) pile is burned during daylight hours only.
A valid fire permit is required for Category 2 fires burned between April 1st and October 31st each year.
A “Category 3 open fire” is one that
1) pile does not contain prohibited materials such as household garbage, tires, construction debris, demolition debris, etc.
2) material in one or more piles each exceeding 2 m in height or 3 m in width
3) Meets the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy’s Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation.
A valid fire permit is required for Category 3 fires year round.