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If you see a wildfire call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on your cell immediately!

STEELHEAD & MISSION BURNING BAN INFORMATION

OPEN BURNING BAN in effect June 1, 2015 (until further notice)

If you see a wildfire call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on your cell immediately!

Due to the extreme dry weather conditions, the District of Mission Fire/Rescue Service has declared a total ban on ALL Open Burning (including campfires) within the boundaries of the District of Mission, effective noon, June 1st, 2015.

The burning ban also prohibits the use of open fires for cooking, warmth or ceremonial purposes including Recreational Fire Pits. Use of fireworks is also prohibited. The prohibition does not restrict fire in stoves using gas, propane, or briquettes.

Also at this time, any other open burning, including campfires, will not be permitted in the District of Mission, including in the Municipal Forest. Due to the serious potential consequences to property, the environment and wildlife, if the fire ban is not adhered to, fines may be issued.

Occasional rain only temporarily reduces the hazard a small amount and the fire hazard quickly rises again, so the burning ban is to remain regardless of weather until lifted by the District of Mission. Working together, we can all help to ensure that Mission continues to be a safe community during this hazardous time.

GENERAL INFORMATION
MUNICIPAL BANS

The Mission Fire/Rescue Service has the authority to place a ban on all burning within the boundaries of the District of Mission. This may take place during the months of June, July, August and September whenever hot, dry weather conditions exist.

In the event the District of Mission activates a Burning Ban, notices will be placed in the local newspaper or on this website.

PROVINCIAL BANS

A Provincial Burning Ban may be issued by the Ministry of Forests and will apply within BC Parks and to all public (Crown) and private land outside of organized areas. The Provincial Fire Ban does not apply within municipalities or regional districts that have their own burning bylaws; however the District of Mission may place its own Burning Ban at the same time as the Provincial Fire Ban.

For more information on Provincial Burning Ban notices contact the Ministry of Forests at www.engage.gov.bc.ca/bcwildfire/. This site will provide you with information on several topics, including:

  • Open fire bans
  • Campfire bans
  • Travel restrictions

For information on fire restrictions in BC Parks visit www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/