BURNING & PERMITS › BURNING SAFETY & HEALTH
Safety and Health
Safety and Health is our number 1 priority, make it yours too!
- Never Burn in strong wind conditions!
- Protect yourself from flames and sparks!
- Do not use fuels to ignite your fire!
Fire Watch and Suppression Tools
- Suppression Tools include but are not limited to shovels, picks or domestic water supply and or portable water supply.
- Fire Watch is conducted during and after burning. Never leave your fire unattended.
Setbacks and fire location
Campfires, Burn Barrels and Solid Fuel appliances should always be placed in a location where there are no combustible materials such as dry grass, overhanging branches, or buildings within 7.5 metres.
Category 2 Open Burns must be
- 10 metres from any building, structure, fence, tree, or hedge
Category 3 Open burns must be
- Inspected by the Fire Chief and registered with BC Wildfire
- Venting Index Rating of Good
- 100 metres from buildings
- 500 metres from the nearest property line of schools, hospitals, care facilities
Burn without making smoke
- Never burn vegetation or wood that is freshly cut or wet.
- Burning grass clippings and leaves is not permitted.
- Consult the Venting Index to find a day where smoke will dissipate into the air.
Ventilation Index/Smoke Sensitivity Zones
- Ventilation Index of Fair or Good
If anything goes wrong….call 911