The City of Campbell River is lifting the ban on open fires within city boundaries to align with the Ministry of Forests Coastal Fire Centre lifting its campfire ban in certain areas.
The Coastal Fire Centre justifies lifting the campfire ban due to the amount of precipitation that was recently received and a forecast of additional precipitation in the coming days.
“The Fire Department urges people to continue to be very careful with campfires or beach fires,” says deputy fire chief Chris Vrabel. “Thank you again to everyone whose responsible behaviour has helped keep our community safe and enjoyable this summer.”
Residents are reminded that burning wood for recreational purposes is limited to using a permanent outdoor fireplace, barbecue or fire pit not larger than 60 centimetres (24 inches) in diameter that is designed and constructed to confine the fire. Recreational fires include fires used for the purposes of cooking food and providing heat.
Questions? Please contact the Campbell River Fire Department at 250-286-6266.
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