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General News · 17th May 2011
Bertha Jeffery
Effective at noon May 16, 2011, Category 2 open fires will be prohibited in parts of the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. The ban will be in place until October 3, 2011, or until further notice.

Specifically this ban prohibits:

• Burning any material, piled or unpiled, smaller than two metres in height and three metres in width, including burning barrels; and

• Burning stubble or grass over an area less than 2,000 square metres (0.2 hectares).

Category 2 Open Fire

An open fire, excluding a campfire, that burns piled material no larger than two metres high and three metres wide, or grass over an area less than 0.2 hectares (2000 square metres) in size.

Campfires are still permitted and are defined as: " An open fire that burns piled material no larger than 0.5 m in height and 0.5 m in width and is used by any person for recreational purpose, or by a first nation for a ceremonial purpose."
For more information go to http://bcwildfire.ca/hprscripts/wildfirenews/DisplayBan.asp?ID=325#OpenFireBans