Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department
Campfires prohibited in British Columbia
Effective at noon, 12:00 p.m. (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, campfires, Category 2, and Category 3 open fires will be PROHIBITED throughout the province of British Columbia.
This prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded.
A campfire is defined as any fire smaller than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide.
In addition to campfires, Category 2, and Category 3 open fires, 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
To report a wildfire, unattended campfire, or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 toll free or *5555 on a cell phone.
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