Outdoor Burning Ban in Delta - Effective June 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
The Wildfire Management Branch (Ministry of Forests & Range – Province of BC) has banned open burning in the Coastal Fire Region due to drying weather conditions. The beginning of the summer season and warmer temperatures has resulted in dry conditions throughout the Coastal Fire District including Delta, making outdoor fires a hazard.
Therefore, pursuant to the Delta Fire Regulation Bylaw 5855, 2001, Section 5.8 and in conjunction with the ban implemented by the Wildfire Management Branch, the Fire Chief has cancelled all Burning Permits and is prohibiting all types of outdoor fires until further notice. No open burning will be allowed at any time in Delta.
By following a few simple rules you can enjoy the hot weather and help prevent fires:
• Dispose of smoking materials properly, making sure they are completely extinguished.
• Don't leave barbecues unattended and ensure they are turned off properly after you have finished using them.
• Explain the dangers of playing with and lighting fires to children.
• Properly dispose of bottles and broken glass you find outdoors to avoid them magnifying the sun's rays and starting a fire.
For more information visit: www.bcwildfire.ca.