HIFR will follow the Coastal Fire Center lead and remove the backyard burning ban on Friday, September 25 at noon. We will not be writing permits for category II piles, but please call the fire hall at 250.335.2611 to register your burn.
- Watch the venting index and don’t light your fire on a poor venting day. You can find the vent index on the right margin of this page.
- Have water and hand tools standing by
- Do not leave the fire unattended.
Category III (machine-built) piles require a HIFR permit and a registration number from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources. You can get your registration number by calling 1.888.797.1717.
Please watch for upcoming news regarding a chipping program for late October or early November where we will have a contractor to chip your yard waste instead of burning it.