Campfire ban lifted

Coastal Fire Centre

Campfires are once again allowed on the Sunshine Coast.

The Coastal Fire Centre rescinded the campfire prohibition at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11 after several days of cool, wet weather.

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“The use of tiki torches, chimineas, stoves and portable campfire apparatuses that are not CSA-approved or ULC-approved will also be permitted,” the BC Wildfire Service said in a release. “However, local governments may still have their own burning restrictions in place, so people should always check with local authorities before lighting any fire of any size.”

The ban on larger Category 2 and Category 3 open fires remains in effect.

This includes prohibitions on stubble or grass burning of any size, the use of sky lanterns, fireworks (including firecrackers), burn barrels or burning cages of any size or description, and binary exploding targets (e.g., for target practice).

Since April 1, there have been 135 human-caused wildfires within the Coastal Fire Centre, which is greater than the 10-year average, the release said.

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