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Agricultural Burning Ban Lift – October 2

Sep 27, 2017

This is to advise that effective Monday, October 2, open burning with a permit will be allowed in agricultural areas. Permit applicants are required to present themselves at the Fire Administration Office, during regular business hours to fill out an application.

Once the application is completed, a Fire Protection Officer will inspect the site(s) and the materials to be burned. The burning permit will be issued if all the necessary requirements are met.

Burning permits are issued for daytime burning only and are for Monday through Friday inclusive - weekend and holiday burning is not permitted.

3:00 pm each day is the cut-off time for adding further fuel to burn.

Acceptable materials to burn:

  • Agricultural waste materials originating on that property - cut and piled brush, slash, grass, and other organic agricultural materials resulting from the clearing of land.

Each applicant is required to contact the Metro Vancouver-Open Burning Advisory line at 604-436-6777 after 8:30 am, to determine whether atmospheric conditions are favourable on the day of the planned burning.

Anyone burning without a permit or not following the rules of the issued Permit will be in violation of Section 5.8.1 of the Fire Bylaw and may result in a cost recovery for fire services as stipulated in Schedule “A” of the Fire Protection & Fireworks Bylaw 5855, 2001.

For additional information or assistance with anyone violating Bylaw 5855 Section 5.8.1, please contact the Fire Protection Office (604-946-8541).