Don’t get beat by the burns bans; the latest burn bans are going to make an impact on everyone this summer.
As of August 17th at noon, campfires will be prohibited in all areas of the Coastal Fire Centre. This covers the following areas: the Lower Mainland, Coast Mountain Range from the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island, and the Gulf Islands. Excluded are Haida Gwaii and the “Fog Zone.”
According to globalnews.ca, the “Fog Zone,” is ‘a stretch of land two kilometres wide that runs from Owen Point near Port Renfrew to the district boundary of Port Hardy.’
As you can tell, this will be effecting a massive amount of people in our province! Not only is it ruled out for the rest of summer, but also until October 21st.
The burn bans have been announced and is being taken incredibly seriously. This is due to the increased temperatures and call for no rain forecasted for the Coast Fire region. This means public parks, private properties and Crown lands are covered in this ban.
What isn’t allowed until October?
- campfires, as defined by the Wildfire Regulation (burning of woody debris)
- open fires (using woody debris) in an outdoor stove
- tiki torches
- 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)
Now, this might be a buzzkill for you and your friends and family. We have the obvious answer for you: go propane. Quick, easy, smoke-free…and no wood in sight! Everything about the Outland Firebowl will save you the heart break when enjoying the rest of your warm sunny evenings and outdoor adventures. CSA Approved and safe to burn almost everywhere.
Don’t get burned by the burn bans this season; stay updated, and burn smoke free.