Effective noon on Friday, July 15, most open burning activities will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, which includes Squamish.
However, this prohibition does not apply to campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, or to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.
This prohibition is being enacted to help reduce wildfire risk and protect public safety. Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, including Haida Gwaii. This prohibition will be in place until October 28, or until the order is rescinded. This prohibition applies to all public and private land, unless specified otherwise.
Category 2 open fire means an open fire, other than a campfire, that a) burns material in one pile not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width, b) burns material concurrently in 2 piles each not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width, or c) burns stubble or grass over an area that does not exceed 0.2 ha.
Category 3 open fire” which means an open fire that burns a) material concurrently in 3 or more piles each not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width, b) material in one or more piles each exceeding 2 m in height or 3 m in width, c) one or more windrows, or d) stubble or grass over an area exceeding 0.2 ha.
Also prohibited are the activities listed below: • Fireworks; • Sky Lanterns; • Binary Exploding Targets; • Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description; and, • Air Curtain Burners.