Backyard Burning is Closing

Backyard burning of yard waste will be closed on Sunday, May 23 at noon. Campfires will still be allowed.

In making the decision to close burning, we consider the weather forecasts, the current fire hazard conditions for areas around us, and in-person assessments of local forest conditions.

For reference, a campfire is a half meter in diameter and used for cooking, warmth, or ceremony. Below is an infographic that explains the different categories of open fire.

2 thoughts on “Backyard Burning is Closing”

  1. I am in full support of the ban. Can you clarify if the fire ban also prohibits the use of lawn mowers similar to prior years. Thank you for the clarification.

    1. Hi Jason.

      We may put in a high-risk activity ban in a couple of weeks, but for now lawnmowers and chainsaws are fine. Just as a precaution have some water handy and have a close look when you’re done to make sure a spark hasn’t ignited anything.

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