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Campfire Ban For BC's West Coast

Posted By: Tom Lucas · 7/5/2017 2:29:00 PM

STARTING TOMORROW!

The complete ban includes:

  • Campfires,
  • Category 2 open fires,
  • Category 3 open fires,
  • Fires burning woody debris in outdoor stoves,
  • The use of tiki torches, fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description,
  • The use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice).

It does not include properly rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane, or briquettes.

Anyone caught breaking the ban could be on the hook for an $1,150 fine, an administrative penalty of up to $10,000, or if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to a year in jail.

If a fire started while the ban is in place starts a wildfire, the person responsible can be ordered to pay all costs associated with fighting the fire.