Size of campfires restricted to half-metre.

Campfire ban lifed

Campfires are now allowed within the Coastal Fire Centre

  • Sep. 4, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Effective at noon on Aug. 26, 2013, the campfire ban in

the Coastal Fire Centre was rescinded due to a decreased risk of

wildfires. Campfires now will be permitted throughout the Coastal

Fire Centre.

The public is reminded that campfires cannot be larger than a half-

metre high by a half-metre wide. Anyone who lights a campfire must

have a hand tool (such as a shovel) or at least eight litres of water

available to fully extinguish it. Never leave a campfire unattended

and make sure that the ashes are completely cold to the touch before

leaving the area.

Anyone found in violation of an open burning prohibition may be

issued a ticket of up to $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up

to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail.

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