It’s been a pretty dry spring so far and the forest is starting to get a bit crunchy. All backyard burning, other than campfires, will require a permit. Permits are free and we write them on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It requires one of us come to your place to make sure that the pile is safe. You will need to have a hose or other water deliver system on standby and some hand tools to pull the pile apart if required.
Please be kind to your neighbors and only light up your pile when the venting index for Central Vancouver Island is good.
To get your permit call the fire hall at 250.335.2611 and leave a message or talk to the chief.