All open burning, including campfires, are currently prohibited in North Cowichan.
Open Burning Ban update - No Recreational Fires
August 3, 2022
In addition to the open burning ban (category 2 and 3 fires) imposed on July 15, and as per the Fire Protection Bylaw, Bylaw NO. 3841, campfires/recreational fires will be prohibited effective 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2022 for the entire Municipality of North Cowichan. This ban includes all burning done or a fire set in accordance with federal or provincial regulations. This ban includes the following:
- Campfires and recreational fires
- Category 2 open fires
- Category 3 open fires
- Fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, tiki torches, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description
- The use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)
The campfire prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or portable campfire devices that use briquettes, liquid, or gaseous fuel, provided they are CSA or ULC approved, and the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.
For More Information Contact:
Jason deJong, Assistant Fire Chief LAFC
North Cowichan Fire Department