Open Burning / Permits

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Open Burning Ban as of noon Wednesday, June 23rd

Open Burning Ban Message – As of noon on Wednesday, June 23, 2021: Open fires will be prohibited within the Fire Service Protection Area of Union BayCampfires will still be allowed. For reference, a campfire is a half meter (18 inches) by half meter (18 inches)...

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Fire Permits…
When do you need one?

More info coming soon!

Open Burning Ban in effect. This includes campfires, and as of July 13, 2021 @ 12:00pm will also include High Risk Activities.

In accordance with the BC Wildfire Act, the CVRD Fire departments have enacted their high risk activities bylaw. This ban applies to all Fire Protection areas within the Comox Valley (City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, and Village of Cumberland not included). In support of this ban, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be following the Provincial regulations and starting noon on Tuesday, July 13 there will be a high risk activities fire ban in place.

https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/connect/news/high-risk-activities-fire-ban-effect-comox-valley

Can I burn?

1. Ensure that there are no Local or Provincial Fire Bans or Restrictions.
Local Fire Bans or Restrictions Issued by the Fire Department:

Chief Message: Open Burning Ban including campfires and High Risk Activities now in place.

https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/connect/news/high-risk-activities-fire-ban-effect-comox-valley


Please follow the link below to Provincial sites for more info
See Provincial Fire Danger Rating for Bans and Restrictions settings.

2.  Ensure that the venting conditions will allow for burning in the area
3.  Use burning safety precautions

What's New:

New UBFR site is now live!

Our new Union Bay Fire Rescue site, https://unionbayfirerescue.ca, is now live as a preview.  The site will be officially active on July 1st. Email addresses have been moved over from our UBID site so that subscribers will still receive post notifications when we make...

Open Burning Ban as of noon Wednesday, June 23rd

Open Burning Ban Message – As of noon on Wednesday, June 23, 2021: Open fires will be prohibited within the Fire Service Protection Area of Union BayCampfires will still be allowed. For reference, a campfire is a half meter (18 inches) by half meter (18 inches)...

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5471 S. Island Hwy
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Union Bay, BC V0R 3B0

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