The following was posted by the Sooke Fire Department on Facebook. Nobody has notified SPN directly. On last glance, the latest fire danger rating was moderate.
From Sooke Fire:
“Effective June 1st, open burning of yard waste in Sooke is not permitted until October.
“Campfires are still allowed as long as they are in a contained ring not exceeding 60cm (24”), and you are only burning clean, split firewood. A water source capable of extinguishment must be present at all times. Campfire rings must be 6m (20′) from your property lines and structures. All campfires must be fully extinguished by 1am.
“Beach fires are not permitted at any time, anywhere in the District of Sooke.
“Please expect a full campfire ban in the near future if weather continues to be hot and dry. Typically, a ban is put in place when our areas fire danger rating is holding at EXTREME.”
- 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