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Campfire Ban Notice

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Effective at noon Pacific Daylight Time on Thursday, August 4, 2022, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Village and Fire Protection area to reduce wildfire risk and protect public safety.

This prohibition will be in place until October 28, 2022, or until the order is rescinded.
Also prohibited in all areas Cumberland and Fire Protection area
• Fireworks
• Sky Lanterns
• Binary Exploding Targets
• Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description
• Air Curtain Burners

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.

Anyone who lights, fuels or uses an open fire when a fire prohibition is in place or fails to comply with an open fire prohibition may be issued a Ticket for $1,150 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $100,000 and ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

To report a wildfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: www.bcwildfire.ca

Learn More: If you have problems with People not following the Fire ban Call 911 and report we will have Duty officer attend . We will also be doing Patrols of the areas
Thanks very much for you support and cooperation

For more information on the Cumberland fire service or to contact your local fire department visit: https://cumberland.ca/outdoor-burning/

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