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Campfire ban for Sunshine Coast in effect starting noon, July 12

A campfire ban for the Sunshine Coast goes into effect at noon July 12.
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All campfires will be banned on the Sunshine Coast starting at noon, July 12.

Fire chiefs from Sunshine Coast fire departments in Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay, Pender Harbour and Egmont are advising residents that a campfire ban will be in effect across the Sunshine Coast as of 12 p.m. Friday, July 12.

This includes all fires, for warmth or cooking, and all beach fires, burning barrels, fireworks, firecrackers and sky lanterns.

The campfire prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or portable campfire devices, which use briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, provided they are Canadian Standards Association or Underwriters Laboratories of Canada approved, and the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres. A resource from the provincial government explaining the different categories of open burning is available online.

The ban will be in place until Oct. 31, 2024, or until the order is rescinded. For more information, please contact your local fire department at