Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Illegal beach fire at Dallas Road last week prompts reminder from Victoria Fire Department

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It’s that time of year again, beach days, soaking in the sun, enjoying our time with friends and family. 

As golden hour brings the day to a close, many people are tempted to start a campfire on the beach.

However, Victoria Firefighters are reminding the public that beach fires and open burning of any type is not permitted in the City of Victoria. 

And if you do, they will show up to end the fun.

On Thursday, firefighters provided photos of a small fire they extinguished in a beach log fort along Dallas Road. 

The fire which was left unattended can turn into a much bigger problem, firefighters warned. 

Embers from these fires can easily transport themselves through the wind into the dry water front bushes that line Dallas Road, putting homes and natural habitats at risk. 

A beach fire offence can result in a fine ranging from $350 to $2,000.

If you have any questions regarding what is and is not allowed, you can reach out to the Victoria Fire Prevention branch at (250) 920-3370.

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