Island firefighters are reminding residents that all open burning and outdoor fires, excluding cooking fires, aren’t allowed right now.
Parksville Fire Rescue also wishes to remind residents beach fires in the Parksville Qualicum Wildlife Management area are prohibited at all times by provincial legislation. At this time, campfires are allowed.
The ban affects all land within the Parksville Fire Protection Area, which encompasses the City of Parksville and contract areas within the Regional District of Nanaimo which include San Pareil, Morningstar, Columbia Beach, French Creek, and the Fourneau Road, Wildgreen and Martindale Road areas as well as the Forever Green Estates.
Open fires remain banned on Vancouver Island and throughout the Coastal fire district, while campfires are still allowed. For the latest, check the provincial government website.
Local burning regulations may supercede provincial warnings in some areas. Consult your municipality for details.
— NEWS staff, submitted