NEWS RELEASE AUGUST 17, 2016
CAMPFIRE BAN ISSUED FOR SOOKE AREA
Effective at 12 noon today, campfires will be prohibited in the District of Sooke, which is part of the Coastal Fire Centre. The Coastal Fire Centre is implementing this prohibition due to increased daily temperatures, combined with no precipitation in the immediate weather forecast. This prohibition will remain in effect until October 21, 2016, or until the public is otherwise notified.
The following uses are prohibited:
- campfires, as defined by the wildfire regulation (burning of woody debris)
- open fires, of woody debris, in an outdoor stove
- tiki torches
- the use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description;
- the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice).
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Sooke
Tel: (250) 642-1634