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Backyard Burning Regulations

April is Backyard Burning Month
Tips to keep your neighbours happy and the Fire Department away from your door!

Get your permit: Permits are available from City Hall for $25. Permits purchased any time in 2017 are valid for April and November 2017.

Check the venting index: The venting index must be good during the time of the burn. Call 1-888-281-2992 or check online (our region is Central Vancouver Island)
www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/epdpa/venting/venting.html. While you’re at it check the weather forecast – avoid days of high or gusty winds

Prepare your pile: Is it in a safe place away from structures or overhead obstructions? Clear an area free of combustibles approximately three meters around your pile to ensure
the fire doesn’t spread. Keep it small - no larger than one cubic meter in size; burn garden and yard debris only. For added safety use a burn barrel.

 Burn it dry and hot:  Hot fires and dry fuel produce less smoke. Remove as much dirt from the debris pile before burning and take your time to add leaves and needles slowly

Stick with it: Don’t leave your pile unattended.

Be ready to put it out: always have a charged water hose, buckets, shovels and dirt ready to knock it down. After it is out, check it more than once to ensure you don’t have any flare ups. Ensure it is fully out by 3:00 pm.

RECREATIONAL FIRES ARE NOT PERMITTED ANY TIME OF THE YEAR

FOR FULL REGULATIONS REFER TO RESIDENTIAL BACKYARD BURNING BYLAW NO. 1931
 

Event date: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 11:15am

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