Forest Fire Danger

Forest Fire Danger

Effective noon Wednesday July 18, 2018 and until further notice, A CAMPFIRE BAN has been issued by the Sechelt Fire Department. Campfires and any open burning is prohibited within the Sechelt Fire Protection District, which consists of all the District of Sechelt and the Sechelt Indian Government District. This includes back yard camp fires, chimineas and beach fires above and below the tide line.

Propane and briquette fueled BBQ’s are allowed as are propane fired campfire rings with a flame height of no more than 6 inches (15 cm) or less.

Backyard burning of toxic materials, garbage, construction waste, demolition waste and garden refuse is NOT permitted in the District of Sechelt. This is a smoke release bylaw regulated by the District of Sechelt Bylaw Officer, not the Sechelt Fire Department. http://www.district.sechelt.bc.ca/Live/BackyardBurning.aspx

As an alternative, Salish Soils accepts yard waste free of charge.

For more information on how you can help protect your home from wildfire check out the Firesmart Manual at http://assets.ibc.ca/Documents/Disaster/Ministry-of-Forests-FireSmart.pdf or come into the Sechelt Fire Department for your free copy.

This information is current as of August 17, 2018.

 

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