No burning permits are required at this time. Please familiarize yourself with burning regulation below before starting a fire

Burning Regulations

NOTICE

Outdoor Burning is Prohibited in July, August and September under CRD Bylaws

This includes Incinerators, Beach Fires & Camp Fires No Burning Permits will be issued until October, dependant on weather.

Have a Safe & Happy Summer !!

CLASS”C” FIRES:

BEACH FIRES / CAMPFIRES:

No person shall ignite or maintain a beach fire on the foreshore or a campfire within 7.5 metres (25 ft.) of any building, structure, fence, tree or hedge, or within 3 metres (10 ft.) of driftwood, dry vegetation, grass or other combustible materials.

INCINERATORS:

Incinerators must be maintained in good condition that provides for proper combustion of the materials burned, be located at least 7.5 meters (25 ft.) from a building or propane tank and 1.5 meters (5 ft.) from fences, grass or trees with a fitted mesh screen or grill with openings of 3/8 inch or less to restrict sparks.

CLASS “B” FIRES:

The burning of hand-piled woody debris can be no larger than 2 meters (6 ft.) in diameter and 1 meter (3 ft.) high. The burn pile must be located at least 10 meters (33 feet) from a building or propane tank, fences, grass or trees.

You must ensure a competent person supervises the fire at all times, and that you have adequate equipment to keep the fire under control. You are liable for any damage caused by a fire you light. It is illegal to burn plastic, rubber or other waste materials that produce toxic fumes. Please be considerate of neighbors and extinguish your fire if the smoke from your fire is impacting their home. Smoke can be deadly to someone with respiratory problems.

CLASS “A” FIRES:

Permits are required year-round for any machine piled material and can be obtained from Fire Hall # 1.

A burn registration number is required and the Smoke Control Regulations (venting index) must be adhered to.

Excerpts from Bylaw 3452

( full text )

7. Burning Class Regulations:

  • Class ‘A’
    • Class 'A' Burning shall only be allowed on a property when there are no provisions at a land clearing receiving centre, within the Service Area, which are approved under the CRD Solid Waste Management Plan and the Environmental Management Act and Regulations.
    • No person shall burn land clearing waste:
      • within 50 metres of the works or facilities of any utility,
      • within 50 metres of buildings on same property,
      • between a building and a highway,
      • within 100 metres from a neighbouring residence or business, or
      • within 500 metres from a school in session, a hospital or a facility used for continuing care as defined under the Continuing Care Act, RSBC 1996, c.70.
    • Class ’A’ fires are not permitted to burn for more than three consecutive days.
    • No person shall add additional materials to a fire within two (2) hours of sunset of each day of the fire.
    • A permit for Class 'A' Burning is required all year.
  • Class ’B’
    • No person shall carry out Class ‘B’ Burning within 10 metres of any building, structure, fence, tree or hedge.
    • No person shall burn green debris or leaves.
    • No person shall permit a Class ‘B’ fire to burn for more than four consecutive days.
    • No person shall add additional materials to a fire within two (2) hours of sunset of each day of the fire.
    • No person shall carry out Class 'B' Burning during the Fire Season except under the authority of a permit.
    • If in the opinion of the Fire Chief, conditions are such that burning could become hazardous or create a nuisance because of change in weather, wind, or other circumstance, the Fire Chief may direct that a permit is required for Class 'B' Burning outside of the Fire Season.
  • Class ’C’
    • If in the opinion of the Fire Chief, conditions are such that burning could become hazardous or create a nuisance because of adverse weather, wind, or other circumstance, the Fire Chief may direct that a permit for Class 'C' Burning is required.
    • No person shall ignite or maintain a beach fire on the foreshore or a campfire, within:
      • 7.5 metres of any building, structure, fence, tree or hedge;
      • 3 metres of any driftwood, dry vegetation, grass or any other combustible materials.

8. Open Burning:

  • Except as provided in this bylaw, a person shall not carry out open burning without a valid burning permit issued by the Fire Chief.
  • A person shall not carry out open burning during the months of July, August and September except beach fires and camp fires unless the Fire Chief has prohibited such fires under subsection(c).
  • If in the opinion of the Fire Chief, local conditions have become hazardous or adverse weather conditions exist, the Fire Chief may direct that beach fires and camp fires are prohibited.
  • If in the opinion of the Fire Chief, local conditions have become hazardous or adverse weather conditions exist, the Fire Chief may direct the person having control of the fire to extinguish the fire and the person directed to extinguish the fire shall cause the fire to be completely extinguished.
  • All fires must be continuously controlled and supervised by a competent person until such fire is completely extinguished and shall ensure that sufficient material, equipment and labour are present on site to effectively maintain control over the fire and prevent the same from spreading, causing damage or becoming dangerous to life or to other property.

The CRD Bylaw can be reviewed in full on the CRD website Bylaw 3452

“NO FIRES ANYWHERE” signs:

When these signs are posted outdoor burning is not allowed. This applies to open fires, incinerators, or any other outdoor appliance that may produce sparks or that burns woody material. This does not apply to gas fired barbeques or appliances that burn briquettes.

There is no open burning from July 1 to Sept 30.

Outside these dates, conditions are constantly monitored. The Fire Chief is mandated to make decisions based on this information and implement restrictions as necessary

What you can’t burn:

Contact us:

Phone:250-629-3321
Fax:250-629-6194

P.O. Box 61
Pender Island, B.C.
V0N 2M0

Please, drop into Fire Hall #1 during the week at 4423 Bedwell Harbour Road and we’ll give you a tour.

 

Forest Fire Threat Level

Burning is permitted
No permit is required
Regulations apply

PIFR Members Only

For any Emergency:

call 911

Non-Emergency:

250 629-3321

administration@
penderfire.ca

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