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General News · 9th June 2017
Mac Diver
Hello everyone,

As of Wednesday June 7th at noon, category 2 fires (back yard burns) will no longer be permitted in our area. Attached is some information about open fires and fire restrictions to help guide us safely through this forest fire season.

Thank you.

Mac Diver
Fire Chief
Cortes Island Fire Rescue
Ph: 250 935-6779
Fax: 250 935-6771
Website: cortesfire.org
What is permitted?
Comment by Ron on 11th June 2017
It was not clear to me in quick reading what is allowed.I would have made in BIG and BOLD that Category 2 is NOT ALLOWED any more.

This is what is allowed now...
Burn Ban
Comment by Jack Wills on 7th June 2017
Thanks Mac for posting this.
IMHO, burning starts getting potentially hazardous by mid April most years. The risk of a backyard burn getting away may seem small, but the result ........
Burning before the official region wide ban (A case of "one size fits all") may be legal, but not always the wisest choice.
Ask me how I know.