Effective at today at noon, the BC Wildfire Service has rescinded the campfire prohibition that was in effect within the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction. The use of tiki torches (and similar kinds of torches), outdoor stoves, gas stoves and other portable campfire equipment is also now permitted.
However, some activities are still prohibited within the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction, including the use of:
* fireworks (including firecrackers)
* sky lanterns
* binary exploding targets
* burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description
The current prohibition on Category 2 and Category 3 open fires remains in place throughout the Coast Fire Centre's jurisdiction, except for the Fog Zone on Vancouver Island.
To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.
For up-to-date information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, call 1 888 3-FOREST or visit: www.bcwildfire.ca