As of noon today, all open fires have been officially banned within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.
The lone exception to the ban is Haida Gwaii, which will still see Category 2 fires banned.
While Category 2 fires were already banned throughout the rest of the area, the ban will now encompass category 3 fires as well.
The Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction includes: the North Island Central Fire District, Campbell River Fire District, South Island District, Sunshine Coast, Sea-to-Sky, and Chilliwack Fire Districts.
Prohibitions will remain in effect until October 19th.
You can find full lists of guidelines and restrictions by following this link.