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Open Burning & Campfire Prohibition

August 03, 2022

LILLOOET FIRE DEPARTMENT

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: DISTRICT OF LILLOOET OPEN BURNING & CAMPFIRE PROHIBITION

In support of the Kamloops Fire Centre’s Campfire Ban Order the District of Lillooet is announcing, Effective at noon on Thursday August 4, 2022 all open fires – including solid fuel campfires – will be prohibited within the entire District of Lillooet boundaries. This prohibition will remain in place until the October 15, 2022 or until the order is rescinded.

In addition to campfires, this prohibition applies to open fires of any size, industrial burning, fireworks (including firecrackers), sky lanterns, burning barrels or burn cages of any size or description, binary exploding targets, tiki torches (and similar kinds of torches), chimineas, outdoor stoves and other portable campfire apparatus that are not CSA-approved or ULC-approved.

As per the BC Wildfire Act and Regulations, this prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane, or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of flame is less than 15 centimetres.

This step is being taken to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. Non-compliance with the fire ban may result in a fine up to $500.00 per offence.

This ban is in coordination with the Ministry of Forests, BC Wildfire Service - Kamloops Fire Centre’s Information Bulletin date, August 1, 2022.

For more information please contact:

Darren Oike, Fire Chief
Lillooet Fire Department
Email: lfd.chief@lillooet.ca
Tel: (250) 256-4289

DATED: August 3, 2022