Campfire Ban Rescinded

September 10, 2021
LILLOOET FIRE DEPARTMENT NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Re: DISTRICT OF LILLOOET CAMPFIRE BAN RESCINDED

Effective as of noon on Friday, September 10th , 2021 the District of Lillooet will be rescinding the campfire ban within the municipality. This measure is to align with the BC Wildfire Service Kamloops Fire Centre’s rescind notification published on September 9, 2021.

However, the District of Lillooet’s open burning ban for Small Open burning and Interface Fuel Reduction burning within the municipality remains in effect until OCTOBER 15th, 2021 as per the Fire Department Establishment and Fire Prevention Bylaw 2018 No. 461.

Reminders about campfires:

• A campfire is defined as any fire smaller than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide;
• Never light a campfire or keep it burning in windy conditions. Weather can change quickly and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material;
• Maintain a fireguard around your campfire. This is a fuel-free area where all flammable materials (grass, leaves, kindling, etc.) have been removed right down to the soil;
• Never leave a fire unattended;
• Make sure that any fire is completely extinguished, and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.

For more information please contact:
Darren Oike,
Director of Protective Services/Fire Chief District of Lillooet,
Lillooet Fire Department
Email: lfd.chief@lillooet.ca
Tel: (250) 256-1694