Friday, June 26, 2015

Complete Burning Ban In Effect In Nanaimo

NEWS RELEASE

Complete burning ban effective June 27th at noon
Fire Risk in Community

The Province of British Columbia has placed a ban on campfires due to the recent heat wave.  The City of Nanaimo will follow suit with a complete burning ban effective June 27th, beginning at noon.

This ban now includes cooking fires which were not banned earlier. Propane fired appliances and BBQ's are still allowed.
With hot weather the City is continuously responding to small accidental fires. Residents are encouraged to use extreme caution and that rapid reporting of fires is critical.

"With the recent notice from the Province of an increase to the fire risk, Nanaimo Fire Rescue is advising residents there is now a complete burning ban in the City of Nanaimo.  We want to remind residents to be vigilant and report any fire activity quickly." - Ennis Mond Captain Fire Loss and Prevention Nanaimo Fire Rescue 

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