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The burning of yard waste is again permitted in Sooke, with some restrictions. (Shutterstock.com)

Burning ban lifted in Sooke as drought conditions ease

Multiple bouts of significant rainfall reduces fire threat

 

This house, on Shell Beach Road, was totally engulfed by the time the North Oyster fire department got to it. As part of a mutual aid agreement, between Ladysmith and North Oyster, Ladysmith Fire will be called out to aid in structure fires in North Oyster. Due to the dry conditions and close proximity to heavy bush and trees the Cedar fire department was also paged out to help in controlling the blaze. (Submitted photo)

Four residents escape injury as Stz’uminus First Nation house goes up in flames

Three alarm blaze claims home near Ladysmith

  • Sep 6, 2022

 

A visitor to Esquimalt Lagoon spotted smoke from a fire on the Royal Roads University property, lower right, early Thursday morning, helping fire crews quickly douse the blaze. (Black Press Media file photo)

Resident helps Colwood fire department quickly catch Royal Roads brush fire

Smoke spotted from Esquimalt Lagoon area early Thursday; fire spread to old fir tree

 

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Tofino firefighters respond to two cigarette-caused fires

Dry conditions axe campfires and led to two separate cigarette-caused fires on Island’s west coast

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A campfire ban will go into effect Aug. 4 in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the except of Haida Gwaii. (BCWS map)

Campfire ban ordered for Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland

Ban comes into effect Thursday (Aug. 4)

  • Aug 3, 2022
A campfire ban will go into effect Aug. 4 in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the except of Haida Gwaii. (BCWS map)
Category 3 fires are banned in the Southeast Fire Centre from noon, Thursday June 23. Campfires remain permitted. (Image courtesy of BC Wildfire)

Category 3 fires banned in Southeast B.C., campfires still permitted

The ban on large fires was announced ahead of the provinces first warm spell of 2022

Category 3 fires are banned in the Southeast Fire Centre from noon, Thursday June 23. Campfires remain permitted. (Image courtesy of BC Wildfire)
An out of control wildfire burns on Snake Hill near Kitwanga. B.C. Wildfire Service discovered the blaze April 15. (Screen capture/Jacob Beaton video/Facebook)

Human-caused wildfire near northern B.C. community now out of control

One-hectare sized fire started day after burn ban implemented, says B.C. Wildfire Service

An out of control wildfire burns on Snake Hill near Kitwanga. B.C. Wildfire Service discovered the blaze April 15. (Screen capture/Jacob Beaton video/Facebook)
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen on the side of a mountain in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Campfires allowed across B.C. except southern Vancouver Island

Wildfire conditions ease, allowing relaxing of restrictions

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen on the side of a mountain in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Okanagan residents can gather around the campfire this weekend as the BC Wildfire Service has lifted the prohibition effective Sept. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Campfire ban lifted in Okanagan

Kamloops and Boundary zone prohibitions eased as of Friday at noon

Okanagan residents can gather around the campfire this weekend as the BC Wildfire Service has lifted the prohibition effective Sept. 10, 2021. (File photo)
The ban on campfires is being lifted for most of the Coastal Fire Centre starting Sept. 3, with the exception of south Vancouver Island (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file).

BC rescinds campfire bans for most of the Coastal Fire Centre

Ban remains in effect for South Island Natural Resource District

  • Sep 2, 2021
The ban on campfires is being lifted for most of the Coastal Fire Centre starting Sept. 3, with the exception of south Vancouver Island (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file).
This map outlines the area affected by the open burning prohibition. Via Coastal Fire Centre

Vancouver Island open fire prohibition takes effect June 23

Ban applies to both public and private land, includes fireworks

This map outlines the area affected by the open burning prohibition. Via Coastal Fire Centre
A representational campfire image. An unattended campfire was put out by WFP crew, near Gold River, after a resident reported it. ( Wikimedia common)

Resident averts fire hazard by reporting unattended campfire near Gold River

Western Forest Products responded and put out the unattended fire near Ward Creek Main

A representational campfire image. An unattended campfire was put out by WFP crew, near Gold River, after a resident reported it. ( Wikimedia common)
Category 2 and 3 fire bans are being implemented in the Coastal as well as Southeast Fire Centres starting Friday July 24. (BC Wildfire Service)

Category 2, 3 fires to be banned in Southeast and Coastal Fire Centres

There are similar bans in the Kamloops and Cariboo Fire Centres as well

Category 2 and 3 fire bans are being implemented in the Coastal as well as Southeast Fire Centres starting Friday July 24. (BC Wildfire Service)
Open burning will once again be permitted in the Coastal Fire Centre starting Friday, June 19. (File photo)

Open burning restrictions to be lifted in Coastal Fire Centre

All open fires will be allowed effective at noon on June 19

Open burning will once again be permitted in the Coastal Fire Centre starting Friday, June 19. (File photo)
The Central Saanich Fire Department put out 12 beach fires at Island View Beach last weekend. (Pixabay)

Firefighters extinguish 12 fires on Vancouver Island beach

Beach fires not allowed in most Greater Victoria municipalities

The Central Saanich Fire Department put out 12 beach fires at Island View Beach last weekend. (Pixabay)
Saanich Fire Department responded to 22 complaints about open burning in rural Saanich after the province-wide ban went into effect March 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

More than 20 open burns reported in rural Saanich since province-wide ban went into effect

Residents in rural Saanich unaware of the ban, firefighter says

Saanich Fire Department responded to 22 complaints about open burning in rural Saanich after the province-wide ban went into effect March 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
Areas in yellow indicate high smoke sensitivity areas where open burning restrictions are in place to decrease susceptibility to COVID-19. (Interactive Venting Index)

Increased coronavirus cases spark B.C.-wide burning restrictions

Centre for Disease Control recommends measure to reduce excess air pollution

Areas in yellow indicate high smoke sensitivity areas where open burning restrictions are in place to decrease susceptibility to COVID-19. (Interactive Venting Index)
A ban on recreational fires comes into effect at noon on Wednesday. Black Press file photo

Island fire chief urges residents to respect fire ban

Prohibition on recreational fires went into effect today at noon

A ban on recreational fires comes into effect at noon on Wednesday. Black Press file photo
Campfire bans will come into effect on Wednesday. File photo

Campfire ban coming into effect across West Coast

The Coastal Fire Centre says bans will begin on Wednesday

Campfire bans will come into effect on Wednesday. File photo