Recent rain and fall’s cooler temperatures have brought down the Coast's fire ban.
As of Wednesday Sept. 27, the lower Sunshine Coast fire chiefs, in consultation with the Coastal Fire Centre, lifted the campfire ban for the region.
Backyard burning is still prohibited until mid-October, the SCRD reminds residents.
“We have seen the destruction that wildfires have brought to other parts of our Province this summer. On behalf of the fire chiefs and the Sunshine Coast Emergency Program, we appreciate the diligence shown by residents these past few months,” Gibsons fire chief Rob Michael said in an SCRD press release. “That being said, the threats associated with fire never go away so please check in with your local fire department if you have any questions about current regulations.”
The lifted ban comes the same day as the Sunshine Coast Regional District lifts Stage 4 water restrictions for its Chapman Water System.
The Coastal Fire Centre reminds residents to use extreme caution with any and all campfires, and to check with local authorities for additional bans or restrictions. In Gibsons, a bylaw bans all outdoor burning, including beach fires and fireworks, year-round.