The British Columbia government has declared a provincewide state of emergency in response to the ongoing wildfire situation. It applies to the whole province and ensures federal, provincial and local resources can be delivered in a co-ordinated response to protect the public. “We’re asking British Columbians to do their part and follow burning bans and restrictions to prevent human-caused fires.”
The Fire Danger Rating on Denman Island is EXTREME.
- A Complete and Total FIRE BAN is in effect. No fires of any kind.
- No Smoking in or near the forest.
- All High-Risk Activities are prohibited.
- If the activity you are considering creates an ignition source or any kind of a spark……please don’t do it.
Ground patrols will be ongoing in high risk areas.
High Risk Activities (Machinery & Industrial Operations)
High-risk activities include but are not limited to any of the following activities carried out in a wooded or near area: –
- operating a power saw;
- mechanical tree felling, woody debris piling or tree processing, including de-limbing;
- portable wood chipping, milling, processing or manufacturing;
- skidding logs
Other high risk activities include: mechanical brushing, disk trenching, use of explosives, using spark or fire producing tools, fireworks, grinding, mechanical land clearing and maintaining right of ways (including grass mowing).
Is a charcoal barbecue allowed? Enclosed propane or briquette BBQ’s, used with due caution, are permitted.
Can I use a gas powered log splitter? No, it is considered a high risk activity.