Open burning in Sooke is restricted between May 31 and October 1, as per District of Sooke regulations. Campfires are excluded.
Reminder that NO open burning (except campfires) is permitted in #sooke until October 1. Fines for first offense start at $200. Don’t do it!
— Steven Sorensen (@FireChiefSooke) September 1, 2015
The following is posted on the District of Sooke’s website.
- For complete information on burning regulations please see the Fire Services Regulation Bylaw.
- Open air burning of yard and garden debris is permitted October 1st to May 31st each year, subject to general conditions
Complete burning regulations will be published by SPN in the last week of September.
And, from the Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department’s website, we have the following:
Beach and Camp Fires
- Beach and camp fires are allowed all year round except during Extreme Fire Hazard periods.
- Beach and camp fires shall not exceed 1 meter in diameter and 1 meter in height. All beach and camp fires must be contained by a suitable receptacle made of fire proof materials (such as rocks or metal) that completely surround the fire. Fires are to be continuously controlled and supervised by a competent person until fire is completely extinguished.
- District of Sooke Burning Regulations
- Otter Point Fire Regulations
- District of Sooke Fire Services Regulation Bylaw
- Environmental Management Act Open Burning Smoke Control Regulations
- BC Government Venting Index