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Coastal campfires now A-OK say centre officials
Coastal Fire Centre staffers gave folks the green-light Monday for campfire fun.
"The campfire ban in the Coastal Fire Centre was rescinded due to a decreased risk of wildfires," states a Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations press release. "The public is reminded that campfires cannot be larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide."
Keep in mind that and "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."
They're also warning folks to never leave campfires unattended and to make sure ashes are completely cold to touch before leaving the area.
The Coastal Fire Centre covers all of the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range north of the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii.
To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or non-compliant open burning, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or dial *5555 on a cellphone.