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Fire Ban For Coastal BC No Longer In Effect

Fire Ban

The fire ban that was in effect for the majority of the summer season for Coastal BC is no longer effect as of noon on Monday, September 18th.

The ban began on July 6th after wildfires ravaged the province in one of the provinces worst disasters to date.

Fire Ban Lifted For Coastal Fire Centre

The campfire ban included the entire Coastal Fire Centre, which covered all of the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range from the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii.

Tiki torches, outdoor stoves, gas stoves and portable campfire equipment are no longer banned from use, so you can enjoy your outdoor barbecues and parties. 

Some parts of the ban are still in effect, however.

Fireworks (including firecrackers), sky lanterns, binary exploding targets and burn barrels or burn cages are still banned.  Open fires also remain banned, which are fires that are larger than 0.5 metres wide by 0.5 metres high.

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