Effective at noon on July 2, 2015, campfires will once again be prohibited in all areas of the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the coastal area known as the “fog zone”.
The fog zone is a two-kilometre-wide strip along the outer coast of Vancouver Island, stretching from Owen Point (near Port Renfrew) north to the tip of Vancouver Island and around to the boundary of the District of Port Hardy. This strip extends inland two kilometres from the high- tide point. A map of the areas affected by the prohibition is available online at: http://bit.ly/1RQmI5K
The Coastal Fire Centre is implementing this campfire ban due to increasing temperatures and no precipitation in the forecast. This is the second strong drying period of the summer, with lightning in the forecast through the long weekend. Public assistance is needed to reduce the number of human-caused fires and enable crews to respond to naturally occurring wildfires.
The following uses will not be allowed:
• campfires, as defined by the wildfire regulation
• open fires in an outdoor stove
This prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres. The use of tiki torches, fireworks or sky lanterns is also prohibited.
Please call the Village Office 250-974-5213 if you have any questions