Campfire Prohibition Rescinded for Northwest Fire Centre
Posted on 08/11/2023
Campfire ban rescinded aug 11 2023

The Category 1 campfire prohibition has been rescinded (cancelled) for the Northwest Fire Centre. Residents are reminded that a Category 1 fire, or campfire, is defined as an open fire that burns piled material no larger than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide.


Please note that the following precautions must be in place when lighting or making use of a campfire:

  • There is ready access to a shovel or at least eight litres of water the entirety of the time the campfire is lit
  • There is a fuel break around the campfire, free of any debris or combustible materials
  • The fire is fully extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the campfire for any length of time

Category 2 and Category 3 open burning remains prohibited, in addition to the use of the following:

  • Fireworks, including firecrackers
  • Sky Lanterns
  • Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description
  • Binary exploding targets

Prohibitions apply to all public and private lands unless otherwise specified. Please visit the BC Wildfire Service website for more information.