Fire Ban – Effective Immediately
June 7, 2023
Given current conditions, all campfires are now prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre, except for the Haida Gwaii Forest District. These prohibitions apply to all public, private, and treaty settlement lands. This includes activities such as:
- Sky lanterns
- Burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description
- Binary exploding targets
- Air curtain burners
- Tiki and similar kind of torches
Anyone who lights, fuels, or uses an open fire when a fire prohibition is in place or fails to comply with a fire prohibition may be ticketed under Provincial law. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may also be ordered to pay all firefighting associated costs.
This ban will help to protect communities, forests, and infrastructure from wildfire. This prohibition will be in place until Tuesday, October 31, 2023, or until the order is rescinded. Refer to British Columbia’s Coastal Fire Centre bans and restrictions or contact the Lands & Natural Resources Departments of the Huu-ay-aht Government Office for more information. To report a wildfire, call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on a cell phone.
Lands & Natural Resources Department
250-723-0100 ext. 125