Open Burning Ban Rescinded

As per section 10(2) of the Fire Protection Bylaw 2008, BYLAW NO. 3340, the Open Burning Ban imposed for the Municipality of North Cowichan in regards to Category 2 & 3 fires is rescinded as of noon September 19, 2018. Please refer to section 11 of the Fire Protection Bylaw for specific restrictions that could be in effect for your area. 

Category 2 open fire - As defined in the Wildfire Regulation (s.1); an open fire, other than a campfire, that burns

(a) material in one pile not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width,

(b) material concurrently in 2 piles each not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width, or

(c) stubble or grass over an area that does not exceed 0.2 ha

Category 3 open fire - As defined in the Wildfire Regulation (s.1); an open fire that burns

(a) material concurrently in 3 or more piles each not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width,

(b) material in one or more piles each exceeding 2 m in height or 3 m in width,

(c) one or more windrows, or

(d) stubble or grass over an area exceeding 0.2 ha


Where and when can burning occur? Check out our website: Air Quality & Open Burning