Campfire Restrictions Lifted for Parksville Fire Protection Area

Parksville, BC – Effective at 12 noon on Friday, August 28, campfires are once again permitted throughout the Parksville Fire Protection Area.

The Coastal Fire Centre rescinded its campfire prohibition due to forecasted cooler and wetter conditions, resulting in a decrease in wildfire risk in the region. A map of the affected area is available here.

Campfires that are no larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide and open fires in an outdoor stove are now permitted. Campfires must never be left unattended and must be completely extinguished before leaving the site for any length of time.

At this time, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires remain prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. The ongoing prohibition includes:
- The burning of any material larger than a half-metre-high by a half-metre wide up to two metres tall by three metres wide or greater.
- The burning of stubble or grass up to 0.2 hectares in size or greater.
- Fireworks, sky lanterns and burning barrels.

For the latest information on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website at www.bcwildfire.ca. To report an open fire call 250 248-3242. To report a fire emergency call 911.