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Campfire, cooking fires now permitted in Qualicum Beach

Ban is lifted effective Sept. 27

The campfire ban in Qualicum Beach has been lifted effective noon, Wednesday, Sept. 27 as the fire risk conditions have now decreased.

Qualicum Beach Fire Chief Peter Cornell implemented the rescinding of the ban in conjunction with the BC Wildfire Service’s Coastal Fire Centre and BC Ministry of Forests Operations.

Campfires and cooking fire are now allowed within the Coastal Fire Centre, which includes the Qualicum Beach Fire Protection area.

Fires in outdoor fireplaces are also now permitted in accordance with the Town’s Bylaw 715 and as outlined in the Town’s Outdoor Burning FAQ Beach fires are not permitted at any time in the Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area.

READ MORE: Campfire ban to be lifted for Parksville Fire Protection Area

Although fire danger has declined in the Coastal Fire Centre due to cooler seasonal temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to continue exercising extreme caution with any campfire and ensure that burning is done in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with regulations.

To report a fire, please contact:

Fire emergency - threat to lives and/or property: 911

Beach fires – Conservation Officer Hotline: 1-877-952-7277

For further information on provincial wildfire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website at

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Michael Briones

About the Author: Michael Briones

I rejoined the PQB News team in April 2017 from the Comox Valley Echo, having previously covered sports for The NEWS in 1997.
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