Canal Flats enacts burn restrictions
The Village of Canal Flats today announced it is prohibiting all open burning except small campfires, effective immediately.
Canal Flats Fire Department Interim Fire Chief Peter Fry noted Category 2 and 3 fires, including grassfires, are prohibited along with the use of fireworks, sky lanterns and use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description (except when used for a campfire).
Campfires are permitted within village boundaries under the following guidelines:
- Any fire smaller than .5 metres high by .5 metres wide;
- You must have ready access to eight litres of water and a shovel for the entire time your campfire is lit;
- Your campfire must be completely extinguished, and the ashes must be cool to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.
For more information on campfire regulations, consult www.bcwildfire.ca .