August 28, 2014 - Campfire Ban to be Lifted at 1200

Parksville, BC - The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department advises that as of noon on Thursday, August 28, the campfire ban in the Parksville Fire Protection Area will be rescinded due to cooler weather in the forecast which will result in a decreased risk of wildfires.

Campfires, cooking fires, fires in outdoor fireplaces and beach fires are now permitted within the Parksville Fire Protection area, subject to the provisions of applicable municipal and regional district burning bylaws. This includes fires for cooking, warmth and ceremonial purposes in approved fire pits.

Affected areas include the City of Parksville, French Creek areas bordering the City of Parksville to the edge of the fire protection area at Johnston and Drew Roads, San Pareil, Fourneau Road and Martindale Road areas.

All campfires must be supervised by an adult and anyone who lights a campfire must have an adequate water supply nearby to extinguish it. Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure ashes are completely cold to the touch before leaving the area.

This lifting of the closure on campfires is in conjunction with the lifting of the Coastal Fire Centre ban by the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.