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Burning Regulations

BURNING PERMITS

Residents can obtain an “Open Burning” or "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.

OPEN BURNING

Effective Wednesday October 1st, 2014 Open Burning is now permitted within the District of Peachland.

Open Burning News Release

Open Burning is only permitted on residential property that is 1 hectare (2 ˝ or more acres) or more in size during the burning season (generally October 15th – April 15th ) and is regulated under the Fire & Life Safety Smoke Control Bylaw 1718

Before lighting any fire, eligible property owners with a valid permit MUST call the Toll-Free Outdoor Burning Hotline 1-855-262-2876 (BURN). Both the Venting and Air quality conditions must be good in order for burning to occur within Central Okanagan fire jurisdictions. This information is also available on the Regional Districts website each day after 7:15 am.

Regional District of the Central Okanagan website links

Smoke Control Bylaw

Air Quality Information and Programs

Outdoor Burning Options Brochure

CAMPFIRE PERMITS

Effective Friday August 22th, 2014 Campfires ban has now been lifted within the District of Peachland

Campfires are permitted within the District of Peachland with an approved permit from Peachland Fire & Rescue Service. Campfires are used for cooking and warmth per the Fire & Life Safety Smoke Control Bylaw 1718

No persons shall cause or permit smoke from a campfire except in accordance with the following regulations: a. Only permitted burning materials, including seasoned untreated lumber, shall be used in campfires and firewood must be dry and seasoned.

b. Campfires shall be continuously controlled and supervised by a competent person equipped with extinguishing equipment and material.
c. Campfires shall be maintained so as not to cause a nuisance.
d. Campfires are subject to local fire restrictions and are subject to cancellation at any time by any authority having jurisdiction.
e. A person responsible for open burning or a campfire shall ensure that no nuisance is caused and shall be responsible for all costs and expenses resulting from extinguishment of the fire(s).

REGIONAL DISTRICT FIRE PROTECTION

If you live within an incorporated area within the Regional District, then most likely fire protection is provided to you through your local municipal fire department. However, if you live outside of a municipal boundary then you either receive fire protection from one of the four regional volunteer departments or not at all. The exceptions being June Springs, Brent Road and the south end of Lakeshore Road where at the request of residents from these previously unprotected regional neighborhoods, the bordering municipalities have agreed to provide fire protection.

For more information please click here: RDCO Fire Protection Information

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