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Sunrise in the smoke from wildfires as seen from Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack on Aug. 31, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

‘Reinstate campfire ban,’ storm watcher from Chilliwack urges province

Fire ban should’ve stayed in place ‘at least until delayed fall rains arrive,’ he argued

 

Maple Ridge has remained under a total fire ban since Aug. 4 due to the rising numbers of wildfires in close proximity to the city. (Black Press Media file)

Campfire ban lifted for much of Metro Vancouver but not for Maple Ridge

50 wildfires still remain active in the Coastal Fire Centre

 

The Maple Ridge Fire Department has issued notice of a total fire ban. (Black Press file)

Total fire ban in effect in Maple Ridge

Open wood burning already banned in City of Pitt Meadows

 

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

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).
The Maple Ridge Fire Department elevated the forest fire danger rating to extreme in July. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Fire risk leads to suspension of roadside mowing in Maple Ridge

Roadside flail mowing, done twice a year, will resume again when safe

The Maple Ridge Fire Department elevated the forest fire danger rating to extreme in July. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Maple Ridge fire department has enacted a total fire ban. (Black Press)

Maple Ridge fire officials enact ban of fires, fireworks

Fire ban goes into effect on Wednesday, June 30 at noon

Maple Ridge fire department has enacted a total fire ban. (Black Press)
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)
Pitt Meadows fire chief Mike Larsson. (Contributed)

No backyard burns in Pitt Meadows permitted

Despite the lifting of restrictions by Metro Vancouver

Pitt Meadows fire chief Mike Larsson. (Contributed)
Fire ban (File photo)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows issue fire bans

Cities say poor air quality from smoke could further exacerbate current COVID-19 climate

Fire ban (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)
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
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