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Due to COVID-19 our office is still closed to the public. Residents wishing to obtain a Campfire Permit for properties within the District of Peachland are asked to either email Emergency Services Clerk or call the office Monday to Friday 8 am – 4 pm and the permit will be issued via email.
Central Okanagan News Release:News Release dated May 14, 2020
District of Peachlands Bylaw No. 1781
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; Once the campfire ban is in place then your permit is recinded until the fall.
d) Only permitted burning materials, including seasoned untreated lumber, shall be used in campfires and firewood must be dry and seasoned; You can only burn Cured (dried) fire wood only. So you can not cut a tree down today and burn it tomorrow it has to have cured (dried) for a min of 1 year.
- NO Construction Waste
- NO Treated Lumber
- NO Pallets
- NO Pine Needles / NO Pine Cones
- NO Compostable materials – leaves, plants, cedar hedges etc.
- NO Cardboard
e) A person responsible for open burning shall ensure that no nuisance smoke 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