Fraser Valley – Effective at Noon on Wednesday, September 19, all open burning will once again be allowed throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.
This is due to recent rainfall and cooler temperatures, which have reduced wildfire risks in the region.
All open fires will be permitted, along with the use of tiki torches, burn barrels, fireworks, sky lanterns and binary exploding targets. People undertaking any open burning should use caution and be aware of local conditions that might impact their ability to burn safely and control their open fires.
Local governments may still have their own burning restrictions in place, so people should always check with local authorities before lighting any fire of any size.
Anyone lighting a larger Category 3 fire must first obtain a burn registration number by calling 1 888 797-1717. A Category 3 fire is a fire that burns material more than two metres high or three metres wide, or stubble or grass over 2,000 square metres, or more than two piles of any size. A poster explaining the different categories of open fires is available online: http://ow.ly/jdO5301kS32
Anyone who lights an open fire must comply with B.C.’s air-quality control legislation