Campfires Allowed

Category 2 & 3 Burning Allowed

Effective September 25th, 2020

Category 1 & 2
Backyard Burning
Category 3
Land Clearing
Regulations Regarding Small Backyard Burning

The NOVFD fire service area will follow provincial burn prohibitions and suspend open burning as appropriate.
Please follow the BC Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-pollution/smoke-burning/regulations/openburningregulation
Campfire (category 1) descriptions and regulations can be found here.
 
Category 2 fire descriptions and regulations can be found here.
DISPOSE OF YOUR YARD AND GARDEN WASTE APPROPRIATELY!
Please visit the CVRD website to learn where you can drop off yard waste for free:
https://www.cvrd.bc.ca/2584/Recyclopedia
 

Important

Info

Regulation Regarding Large Machine Built Piles and Landclearing

Burning to clear land is subject  to provincial regulations.
When Category 3 Burning is PERMITTED you must:
Obtain a Registration Number (1-888-797-1717 toll free)
Burn within an allowable Venting Index 
Provincial Venting Index Hotline 1-888-281-2992 
​https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-pollution/smoke-burning/ventilation-index
Call your local Fire Depart. prior to burning (NOVFD 1-250-245-5111)
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For information on Agricultural Burning, visit this website:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/agricultural-land-and-environment/air-management/agricultural-burning
Please note that Agricultural Burning is also subject to the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulations.

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Contact us (250) 245-5111      email: novfd@shaw.ca

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