Open Burning

Open Burning Season is now OPEN

October 1st, 2018 to April 30th, 2019

Residents can obtain an Open Burning Permit for eligible property's (2.5 acres or more) 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.

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RDCO Press Release - Open Burning Begins

Outdoor Burning Options Brochure

Regulations:

1. No person shall cause or permit smoke from open burning except on land having an area of one hectare or more and in accordance with this Bylaw.

2. No person shall cause or permit smoke from open burning except in accordance with the following regulations:

  • Only permitted burning materials shall be burned;
  • All permitted burning materials to be burned shall originate from the land on which it is to be burned;
  • All burning shall be conducted and concluded between 7:00 a.m. and sunset of the same day;
  • Fires for large permitted burning materials such as stumps and other materials over 8 inches (200 mm) in diameter that have been dried in accordance with this Bylaw may be maintained for a maximum of 72 hours if the fire is substantially smokeless, however, no further permitted burning materials shall be added to a fire after 5:00 p.m. of each day of the fire;
  • A minimum of separation of 30 meters shall be maintained between the location of a fire and all property lines, buildings and structures;
  • All fires shall be continuously controlled and supervised by a competent person properly equipped with sufficient fire extinguishing equipment and material;
  • All fires shall be maintained so as to not constitute a nuisance;
  • All fires are subject to local fire restrictions and are subject to cancellation at any time by any authority having jurisdiction;
  • Fires are prohibited during Fair or Poor air quality conditions as defined by the Ministry of Environment (Water, Land and Air Protection) based on information provided by Environment Canada and the Ministry of Environment. Phone for current conditions at 1-855-262-BURN (2876);
  • 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).