(Black Press Media file)

Open burning banned in District of Kent

Campfires remain okay with a permit outside the town centre

Feel like lighting up a bonfire in the District of Kent? Don’t do it.

As of midnight on May 15, any fires larger than half a metre by half a metre — about the size of a campfire — have been banned in the district. The ban will continue to Sept. 30.

For now, campfires are still permitted outside the town centre, if you have a permit. Permits are $25 and available at the municipal hall on Cheam Avenue. Campfires may be banned later in the season depending on weather and forest conditions.

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Having an open fire during the ban will result in a $100 fine, and having an outdoor fire in a restricted area, like the Agassiz townsite, will cost you $200. Having a campfire without a permit will result in a $50 fine.


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