This morning the GVFD responded to a bush fire call. We discovered a pile of stacked firewood burning, and a smoldering fire working it’s way up the hill. It appears that someone had a campfire about 2 days ago, and did not completely extinguish it. The stacked firewood was piled very close to the camp fire, and the area was not cleared of combustible material. This fire could have been avoided if the burning regulations had been followed.
As a reminder:
– Only small 1/2m fires are permitted at this time.
– Theses fires must have a 1m perimeter of non-combustible material, and must be a safe distance from any combustible growth or objects.
– Fires must be continuously attended.A charged hose or 20L pail of water and a shovel must be kept available.
– Any costs incurred for extinguishing a fire may be charged to the property owner if the fire resulted from carelessness or a disregard of the burning regulations.
The GVFD burning regulations are available on our website (http://gabriolafire.ca/
burning/burning-regulations/), in the Gabriola Directory, and from the firehall.