fire ban

This house, on Shell Beach Road, was totally engulfed by the time the North Oyster fire department got to it. As part of a mutual aid agreement, between Ladysmith and North Oyster, Ladysmith Fire will be called out to aid in structure fires in North Oyster. Due to the dry conditions and close proximity to heavy bush and trees the Cedar fire department was also paged out to help in controlling the blaze. (Submitted photo)

Four residents escape injury as Stz’uminus First Nation house goes up in flames

Three alarm blaze claims home near Ladysmith

  • Sep 6, 2022

 

Westerly file photo

Tofino firefighters respond to two cigarette-caused fires

Dry conditions axe campfires and led to two separate cigarette-caused fires on Island’s west coast

 

A campfire ban will go into effect Aug. 4 in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the except of Haida Gwaii. (BCWS map)

Campfire ban ordered for Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland

Ban comes into effect Thursday (Aug. 4)

  • Aug 3, 2022
A campfire ban will go into effect Aug. 4 in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the except of Haida Gwaii. (BCWS map)
Category 3 fires are banned in the Southeast Fire Centre from noon, Thursday June 23. Campfires remain permitted. (Image courtesy of BC Wildfire)

Category 3 fires banned in Southeast B.C., campfires still permitted

The ban on large fires was announced ahead of the provinces first warm spell of 2022

Category 3 fires are banned in the Southeast Fire Centre from noon, Thursday June 23. Campfires remain permitted. (Image courtesy of BC Wildfire)
An out of control wildfire burns on Snake Hill near Kitwanga. B.C. Wildfire Service discovered the blaze April 15. (Screen capture/Jacob Beaton video/Facebook)

Human-caused wildfire near northern B.C. community now out of control

One-hectare sized fire started day after burn ban implemented, says B.C. Wildfire Service

An out of control wildfire burns on Snake Hill near Kitwanga. B.C. Wildfire Service discovered the blaze April 15. (Screen capture/Jacob Beaton video/Facebook)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue has issued a reminder to residents that backyard burning is restricted to the months of April and November and property owners must obtain a permit. (News Bulletin file photo)

Backyard burning banned in Nanaimo without permit

Burning yard waste only allowed with permit during April and November

Nanaimo Fire Rescue has issued a reminder to residents that backyard burning is restricted to the months of April and November and property owners must obtain a permit. (News Bulletin file photo)
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen on the side of a mountain in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Campfires allowed across B.C. except southern Vancouver Island

Wildfire conditions ease, allowing relaxing of restrictions

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen on the side of a mountain in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Okanagan residents can gather around the campfire this weekend as the BC Wildfire Service has lifted the prohibition effective Sept. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Campfire ban lifted in Okanagan

Kamloops and Boundary zone prohibitions eased as of Friday at noon

Okanagan residents can gather around the campfire this weekend as the BC Wildfire Service has lifted the prohibition effective Sept. 10, 2021. (File photo)
The ban on campfires is being lifted for most of the Coastal Fire Centre starting Sept. 3, with the exception of south Vancouver Island (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file).

BC rescinds campfire bans for most of the Coastal Fire Centre

Ban remains in effect for South Island Natural Resource District

  • Sep 2, 2021
The ban on campfires is being lifted for most of the Coastal Fire Centre starting Sept. 3, with the exception of south Vancouver Island (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file).
Nanaimo Fire Rescue chief is warning the public about the risk of wildfires due to recent hot weather conditions. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo bans all open fires within city limits

Hot, dry weather has created prime wildfire conditions

Nanaimo Fire Rescue chief is warning the public about the risk of wildfires due to recent hot weather conditions. (News Bulletin file photo)
This map outlines the area affected by the open burning prohibition. Via Coastal Fire Centre

Vancouver Island open fire prohibition takes effect June 23

Ban applies to both public and private land, includes fireworks

This map outlines the area affected by the open burning prohibition. Via Coastal Fire Centre
Category 2 and 3 fire bans are being implemented in the Coastal as well as Southeast Fire Centres starting Friday July 24. (BC Wildfire Service)

Category 2, 3 fires to be banned in Southeast and Coastal Fire Centres

There are similar bans in the Kamloops and Cariboo Fire Centres as well

Category 2 and 3 fire bans are being implemented in the Coastal as well as Southeast Fire Centres starting Friday July 24. (BC Wildfire Service)
Open burning will once again be permitted in the Coastal Fire Centre starting Friday, June 19. (File photo)

Open burning restrictions to be lifted in Coastal Fire Centre

All open fires will be allowed effective at noon on June 19

Open burning will once again be permitted in the Coastal Fire Centre starting Friday, June 19. (File photo)
Areas in yellow indicate high smoke sensitivity areas where open burning restrictions are in place to decrease susceptibility to COVID-19. (Interactive Venting Index)

Increased coronavirus cases spark B.C.-wide burning restrictions

Centre for Disease Control recommends measure to reduce excess air pollution

Areas in yellow indicate high smoke sensitivity areas where open burning restrictions are in place to decrease susceptibility to COVID-19. (Interactive Venting Index)
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