Campfire ban

Due to extremely hazardous dry weather conditions, Sooke Fire Chief Steven Sorensen has banned campfires.

  • Aug. 15, 2012 12:00 p.m.

As Sooke is now on its 14th day in an Extreme Fire Hazard rating and with the Environment Canada warning of a heat wave this week, I am banning all open burning (including campfires) effective immediately.  The only exception will be in supervised campgrounds such as Sunny Shores and Sooke Flats.

The use of gas and briquette barbeques will continue to be permitted.

The ban will also apply to the Potholes Campground due to the extra dry conditions in this area and the limited access and evacuation routes.  This ban will be in effect until significant rain falls to lessen the danger.

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