Burning Restrictions Effective 12:00 April 16, 2020

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:00pm

Attention community:

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Thursday, April 16, 2020, most open burning activities will be prohibited throughout British Columbia to reduce the likelihood of human- caused wildfires, although campfires will still be allowed.

The following activities will be prohibited, and these restrictions will remain in effect until the public is otherwise notified:
Category 2 open fires;
Category 3 open fires;
Resource Management open fires;
the use of fireworks;
the use of sky lanterns; and
the use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description (except when used for a

These prohibitions apply to all public and private land within British Columbia, unless specified otherwise.

These open burning prohibitions will reduce demands on firefighting resources and help protect the health and safety of the public, as well as BC Wildfire Service staff. They will also help reduce the impact of wildfire smoke on air quality and public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The official BC Wildfire Service information bulletin regarding this prohibition and a poster explaining Category 2 & 3 open fires have been uploaded to https://lasqueti.ca/fire-safety

Thank you for your cooperation.



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