Information Bulletin: Coastal Fire Centre to rescind open burning prohibitions Sept. 16, 2021

Information Bulletin: Coastal Fire Centre to rescind open burning prohibitions Sept. 16, 2021

Please find attached an Information Bulletin from the Coastal Fire Centre regarding the lifting of all open burning prohibitions. The release provides details, along with a link to the map of the Coastal Fire Centre jurisdictional area. Please see the entire text of the attached message below this email.

 

For Immediate Release
September 15, 2021

Ministry of Forests, Lands,

Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

BC Wildfire Service

 

Coastal Fire Centre to rescind open burning prohibitions

 

PARKSVILLE – Effective at 12:00 (noon) Pacific Standard Time, Thursday September 16, 2021, all open fires will again be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. This rescind is the result of recent rainfall that has reduced the wildfire risk in the region, along with the return of seasonal temperatures. Please see the attached map: http://ow.ly/NwAe30rU3eI.

 

For more information on what to expect as we head into the fall season, find the latest seasonal outlook here: http://ow.ly/8edq50G80k7.

 

The public is asked to undertake open burning responsibly and to follow guidance to ensure their burning is conducted in a safe manner.

 

This rescind means that campfires, Category 2 and 3 open fires, and Resource Management Burning will be permitted everywhere in the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdictional area.

 

Local governments may still have their own burning restrictions in place and people intending to light a fire should always check with local authorities before lighting any fire of any size.

 

The following activities are no longer restricted:

  • the use of burning barrels and burning cages;
  • the use of air curtain burners;
  • the use of binary exploding targets;
  • the use of sky lanterns;
  • the use of fireworks, including firecrackers.

 

Anyone lighting a Category 3 open fire must first obtain a burn registration number by calling    1 888 797-1717. A Category 3 open fire is a fire that burns material more than two metres high or three metres wide, stubble or grass of more than 2,000 square metres, or more than two piles of any size. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online: http://ow.ly/znny309kJv5

 

Anyone who lights a fire must comply with B.C.s air quality control legislation. The BC Wildfire

Service urges people to take the following precautions with any permitted outdoor burning:

  • Ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and stop it from escaping.
  • Do not burn in windy conditions. The weather can change quickly, and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires.
  • Create a fireguard around the planned fire site by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other combustible material.
  • Never leave a fire unattended.
  • Make sure that the fire is fully extinguished, and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.

 

The Coastal Fire Centre covers all of the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain

Range from the U.S. – Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial

Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands

and Haida Gwaii.

 

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 tollfree or *5555 on a cellphone.

 

Contact:

Fire Information Officer

Coastal Fire Centre

250 951-4209

 

Connect with the Province of B.C. at www.gov.bc.ca/connect

 


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Fire Hazard Status Update/Early Shift

We are now on early shift/1pm shutdown followed by a 2 hour firewatch.

Please continue to be careful and remember that there is still a burning prohibition. Thanks, Chad

We still have a no fire ban in affect.

Even though we have some cooler weather and “might” see some rain we are still in a drought and no fires. Please keep up the great work and be diligent to keep our island safe. 

Thank you 
MICS. 



MICS AGM and Community Appreciation event

MICS will be hosting their annual AGM September 5th starting at 1 pm running until approx. 2pm. Following the AGM we will be hosting a Fire Smart Safety event sponsored in part by Wildfire B.C. and a Community Appreciation event which will include some musical entertainment and some food and beverages hosted by MICS.

 

Attached is the Agenda for the AGM.

 

Please bring your own chairs.

 

 

Philip Parsons Vice President MICS

 

  Thank You.  M.I.C.S find us on the web www.mudge.ca/mics

 

MICS AGM and Community Appreciation event.

MICS will be hosting their annual AGM September 5th starting at 1 pm running until approx. 2pm. Following the AGM we will be hosting a Fire Smart Safety event sponsored in part by Wildfire B.C. and a Community Appreciation event which will include some musical entertainment and some food and beverages hosted by MICS.

 

Attached is the Agenda for the AGM.

 

Please bring your own chairs.

 

 

Philip Parsons Vice President MICS

 

  Thank You.  M.I.C.S find us on the web www.mudge.ca/mics

 

Black pump up and working.

Chad and I have been able to get the black pump up and working. This one will need priming as I not sure it will get that much use.  Also hoping whomever uses it can put a small bucket or something near the pump to hold the priming water. 

Techeez on the go so please excuse spelling.

Message from BCWS as we endure Very Dry and Hazardous Conditions. High risk activity messaging for FDs.docx

 Hello everyone. Please read this post and distribute to your friends and neighbours. It’s a short read with valuable information. It pertains to many of the questions we have concerning what we need to do, what we’re permitted to do, and the due diligence upon each of us. I hope this helps. Here’s hoping for a good rain. Chad

Coastal Wildfire News July 30, 2021

Hello Everyone,

 

Please note the attached Coastal Wildfire News for July 30, 2021.

 

For digital sharing go to issuu.com. Do not print from this site: https://issuu.com/bcws.cofcinformationofficer/docs/issue_7_wildfire_news_july_30_2021

 

For those of you living in the Chilliwack area I have just posted this message to Social Media:

 

‘A fire has been reported burning approximately 4 kilometres south of the Canada/US border resulting in smoke being experienced by residents and visitors in the Chilliwack Lake area. The fire is estimated to be 10 hectares in size and burning in a remote area of Washington State. The fire is currently being assessed by the US Forest Service, who are working with the BC Wildfire Service, to assess any potential impacts. For more information go to: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.’

 

Thank you and have a safe weekend,

 

 

 

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Marg Drysdale

Coastal Fire Centre Information Section
Coastal Fire Centre | BC Wildfire Service

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Phone: 250 951-4209

Report Wildfires: 1 800 663-5555 or *5555

Acknowledging the traditional unceded territory of the K’omoks First Nation , Snaw’Naw’As First Nation (Nanoose) and Qualicum First Nation the traditional keepers of this land.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Community Alert

It was reported to me that the well at blue pump was dry, I have had a look and yes the water level is only a couple inches above the down pipe. The well is recovering but very slowly. If you use this well for drinking water you might have to come up with plan B, and or bring water with you if you are planing on coming over this long weekend.
Techeez on the go so please excuse the spelling.

Upcoming long weekend. Over 35 days of no rain.

Nanaimo and surrounding areas are in a drought and we have had no rain for over 35 days in a row. 
As you can see by the picture most of BC is on fire there are 243 active fires burning and a total of 1252 year to date fires. 
MUDGE is very very dry please continue to be safe and watch out for any issues. 
If you see anything please contact one of the board members it’s better to be safe than sorry, as in the case of an arcing BChydro line a couple days ago. 
We are in FULL SHUTDOWN and NO FIRES. 
 
pic Thank You.  Find us on the web mudge.ca/mics