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Fire Ban Lifted July 23, 2014

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Please note that effective noon July 23, 2014, campfires will once again be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. The Coastal Fire Centre is rescinding its campfire prohibition due to forecasted cool and rainy weather conditions.

The following uses will now be allowed:

– campfires, as defined by the wildfire regulation

– open fires in an outdoor stove

– recreational fires with pemit

The long-term forecast, however, is for a return to hot and dry conditions after the weekend. These conditions will likely result in the reintroduction of a campfire ban prior to the August long weekend.

The public is reminded that campfires cannot be larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide. Anyone who lights a campfire must have a hand tool (such as a shovel) or at least eight litres of water available to fully extinguish it. Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure that the ashes are completely cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.

To keep track of any changes to this prohibition, please watch the Ministry of Forest, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations website:

If you see a fire, please call 911. If you see a Forest Fire, please call *5555.

To speak with the Village of Cumberland Fire Chief, call: (250) 336-2291

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