-Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department, on Facebook
Notice to all Residents of Otter Point Fire District
Effective 7 pm today, May 09th, all Open Burning is shut down. All existing burning permits are hereby cancelled.
This is due to the High Fire Hazard rating in our area combined with the number of bush fires that have already occurred in Sooke, East Sooke, Metchosin, Langford, and Otter Point. This closure is in line with what our neighbouring Departments are doing.
Although the area around your house and property may still be quite green, there are areas in the district that are much drier and any ember picked up from a fire in a green area, can be carried by the wind some distance into those dry areas.
This year is shaping up to be much drier than normal and much earlier than normal. With what is happening already in the rest of BC and the other provinces, fire fighting resources are already getting stretch thin.
Campfires and incinerators with a screen will still be allowed at this time. Please be extra careful with fire.
If you see any open burning in Otter Point after today you need to contact the fire department. Please pass the word around to all of your friends and neighbours in Otter Point.
Thank you for helping to keep our community fire safe.
[SPN NOTE: The Sooke Fire Department ordered an open burning ban effective today at sundown. Read this article for more information.]
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