Campfire Ban: Effective August 17, 2016 at 12:00 noon

NEWS RELEASE                                                                                           AUGUST 17, 2016
[Sooke, BC]


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).

Media Contact:
Teresa Sullivan
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Sooke
Tel: (250) 642-1634

News Release – Campfire Ban August 17, 2016