Permits start on Wed Mar 20

Considering the ongoing drought, and a few oversized burn piles over the last week we now require permits for all burns bigger than a campfire. Permits are free and can be obtained by calling the fire hall at 250.335.2611. Someone will come to inspect your burn pile on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

The HIFR member who comes to see your backyard burn pile will want to see the following:

  • A water source
  • Hand tools for extinguishing
  • 3m clearance to buildings, tall grass, or stanting timber.

Any burn piles containing logs or stumps are considered category III piles and require:

  • A provincial burn number
  • 250 gallons of water and a pump capable of delivering 50GPM
  • a good vent index
  • at least 1km from the school
  • more than 500m from the closest residence

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