Open fire prohibitions lifted in the Union Bay / Fanny Bay Protection Areas
The (Category 1) campfire prohibition and the Category 2 and Category 3 open fire prohibition will be lifted in the Union Bay / Fanny Bay Fire Protection Areas starting at 12:00 noon, Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. This means that all open burning will once again be permitted.
Although fire danger ratings have declined in the area due to recent rainfall and cooler temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to continue exercising extreme caution with any fire. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that burning is done in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with regulations. Before lighting any fire, check to see if any local burning restrictions are in place.
Fire Permits are required within the Union Bay / Fanny Bay Fire Protection Areas April 1—Oct 31. (No permit required for Campfires) Please see our website www.unionbayfirerescue.ca/open-burning
Reminders about Campfires,
A campfire is defined as any fire smaller than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide;
Never light a campfire or keep it burning in windy conditions. Weather can change quickly, and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material;
- Maintain a fireguard around your campfire. This is a fuel-free area where all flammable materials (grass, leaves, kindling, etc.) have been removed right down to the soil;
- Never leave a fire unattended;
- Make sure that any fire is completely extinguished, and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.
UB/FB Fire Rescue