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Fire ban begins Thursday at noon in Coastal Fire Centre

A fire ban is coming for backyard and industrial fires in the Coastal Fire Centre, starting tomorrow at noon.

Fire Information Officer Julia Caranci says the recent hot weather prompted the ban.

“We are also expecting that weather to last into the long weekend, at least until Sunday,” she says. “Campfires will still be allowed within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.”

While campfires and beach fires are still permitted in the region, Campbell River fire chief Dan Verdun says the fire department is monitoring the situation and could implement a campfire ban within city limits, if dry conditions worsen.

The ban covers burns larger than half a metre in diameter and height, such as backyard wood waste burning and multiple burn piles. Campfires less than a half-metre in size are still permitted. Beach fires are also still permitted on Crown land, as long as they follow the same rules as campfires, and people make sure they are out and cool to the touch before leaving the area.

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