An open fire ban is now in effect in certain parts of Vancouver Island, effective noon Friday, May 18.
There’s no campfire ban, though!
Category 2 open burns will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, with the exception of the Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District and the “Fog Zone.”
A Category 2 prohibition applies to:
- the burning of any material (piled or unpiled) smaller than two metres high and three metres wide;
- the burning of stubble or grass fires over an area less than 2,000 square metres;
- the use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description;
- the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice).
A map of the affected areas is included below: