Campfire Permits

CAMPFIRE BAN NOW IN EFFECT

Effective 12:00 pm Friday July 7th, campfires will be prohibited within the District of Peachland and will remain in effect until further notice..

2017 Campfire Ban

The local fire hazard is extreme. Use caution in all forested areas. Discard cigarettes in ashtrays. If you see smoke or fire, call 911 or *5555 on any cellular device

Click Here to read the News Release from the Regional District of the Central Okanagan

Residents can obtain an Campfire Permit for property's within the District of Peachland during regular office hours from Peachland Fire Hall located at 4401 - 3rd St., Monday to Friday 8 am – 4 pm. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Fire Department at (250) 767-2841 or email: pfrs@peachland.ca.

Campfire Regulations:

1. No person shall cause or permit smoke from a Campfire in accordance with the following regulations:

a) All campfire burning shall be conducted and concluded between 7:00 a.m. (0700hrs) and 11:30 p.m. (2330 hrs) of the same day;

b) All fires shall be continuously controlled and supervised by a competent person properly equipped with sufficient fire extinguishing equipment and materials;

c) All fires are subject to local fire restrictions and are subject to cancellation at any time by any authority having jurisdiction;

d) Only permitted burning materials, including seasoned untreated lumber, shall be used in campfires and firewood must be dry and seasoned;

e) A person responsible for open burning shall ensure that no nuisance is caused and shall be responsible for all cost and expenses resulting from extinguishments of the fire(s).

Safe Fire Distances (see diagram below)

Fire pit = 0.5 metres (50 centimetres) maximum

Around fire pit (circumference) = 1 metre (100 centimetres) of mineral soil

Clear space around circumference = 4 metres from structures, tall grasses, shrubs and trees

Campfire Size