Shuswap Fire Chiefs said most of those found not in compliance with the province-wide open burning ban were ignorant to the ban. (File Photo)

Shuswap Fire Chiefs said most of those found not in compliance with the province-wide open burning ban were ignorant to the ban. (File Photo)

Open burning ban in effect for Terrace from April 14

Open burning activities prohibited to reduce wildfire risks

An open fire ban will be in effect on April 14 in the City of Terrace to help reduce the likelihood of human caused wildfires.

Effective at noon tomorrow, the ban applies to Categories 2 and 3, the types of fires used for land clearing. It does not include small campfires or fire pits for cooking food. Burning of yard waste is not permitted at any time.

These prohibitions will remain in effect until the public is otherwise notified.

Safety tips:

  • Please be considerate of neighbours and do not light fire pits if weather conditions could cause smoke to be a nuisance to others.
  • Anyone lighting a fire should be sure to remove flammable debris from around the area.
  • Fires should never be left unattended.
  • A hand tool or at least 8 L of water should be available nearby to property extinguish the fire.
  • Never burn in strong wind conditions.
  • A fire must be completely extinguished before leaving it.

Please direct burning complaints to the City of Terrace Fire Department at 250-638-4734 or the Bylaw Officer at 250-615-4037.