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Campfire Ban in Sechelt

Posted: 194 days ago

Effective noon Thursday, July 6, 2017, and until further notice, a CAMPFIRE BAN has been issued by the Sechelt Volunteer Fire Department. Campfires and open burning are prohibited within the Sechelt Fire Protection District which consists of all of the District of Sechelt and the Sechelt Indian Government District.

This includes backyard camp fires, chimineas, and beach fires above and below the tide line. Propane and briquette fueled BBQ's are allowed, as are propane fired campfire rings with a flame height of 6” or less.

For more information on the campfire ban, please refer to the Sechelt Fire Department's Facebook page or call the Sechelt Fire Department at 604-885-7017.

Backyard burning of toxic materials, garbage, construction waste, demolition waste, and garden refuse is NOT permitted in the District of Sechelt. Please refer to this link for additional information: sechelt.ca/Live/Backyard-Burning . As an alternative, Salish Soils accepts yard waste free of charge.

For more information on how you can help protect your home from wildfire, check out the Firesmart Manual at http://assets.ibc.ca/Documents/Disaster/Ministry-of-Forests-FireSmart.pdf or visit the Sechelt Fire Department for your free copy.

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