“NOTICE: All Sooke residents please note that today is the LAST day of open burning within the District. All yard waste and debris fires are prohibited until October 1st. Campfires are still permitted within the District of Sooke unless a campfire ban is implemented during extreme fire conditions. Enjoy responsibly!”
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Outdoor open burning of any type is prohibited within Sooke from June 1st to September 30th with the exception of small campfires.
Outdoor cooking is still allowed, provided it’s in a device designed for cooking.
Small campfires are allowed, but only if:
- The fire pit is contained in a masonry or metal pit no bigger than 24 inches across
- The fire pit is located a minimum of 20 feet from all property lines and buildings, and 10 feet from all grass, shrubbery, wood, and all other combustible materials
- A garden hose or immediate source of water is readily available at all times the fire is lit; and
- The fire is not lit before 6:00 AM and is fully extinguished by 1:00 AM
Please review the District’s Burning Regulations online for complete information, and details on acquiring permits.
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- Sooke fire attends a bush fire behind Evergreen Mall
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- Brush fire in Harbourview area, Saseenos
- Late afternoon fire quickly quelled
- Sooke Fire attends another fire near Wadams Way and Otter Point
- Reminder from Sooke Fire: Open burning ends May 31
- Burning regulations in Sooke (Opening burning allowed from Oct 1 to May 31, but please refer to these regulations for specific details)
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To report a wildfire, please call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. Local non-emergency numbers (in case of emergency, please phone 9-1-1):
- Sooke Fire Department: 250-642-5422
- Otter Point Fire Department: 250-642-6211
- Shirley Fire Department: 250-646-2107
- Port Renfrew Fire Department 250-647-0101
- East Sooke Fire Department: 250-642-4411