Temporary Lifting of Burning Ban

Effective Friday, June 19 at noon, the Coastal Fire Center has lifted the backyard burning ban. There is a recognition that homeowners have piles of forest fuels as a result of Firesmarting their properties and it makes sense to burn them now before the real dry season sets in.

Here on Hornby Island we are a little drier than much of the rest of the coast so we will open up burning in a more limited way. Here are the guidelines:

  • Fires must be under 2 meters in diameter
  • Branches must be less than 10cm in diameter
  • A hose connected to a reliable water source must be standing by
  • The burn can happen between 8AM and 8PM
  • No permits are required, but please call the fire hall (250.335.2611) to register your burn by leaving your name, address and phone number.
  • Burning garbage is not allowed.
  • Please be kind to your neighbours by only burning when the venting index is good. https://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=6d288bc667b24528a5c1e3b4c0373d07

Category 3 piles, which are machine-built piles are not permitted. Please call the fire hall if you have any questions.

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