Extended open burning restriction

Sooke fire chief finds fire risk is still extreme and urges caution

  • Sep. 25, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Due to the hot dry weather and the continued EXTREME fire risk within the District of Sooke, it is likely the NO BURNING season will be extended into the beginning of October.  Unless significant rain is received before Sept. 30 the ban on all outdoor burning (with the exception of small controlled campfires) will continue until further notice.

Once the BURNING BAN is lifted, said Fire Chief Steve Sorensen, be aware that there have been recent changes to the back yard burning regulations.  Check out the District of Sooke website www.sooke.ca for additional information.  Beginning Oct. 1, daily updates of local burning information can be obtained from the District Hotline at 250 642-1612.

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