ALL OPEN-AIR BURNING EXCEPT CAMPFIRES IS PROHIBITED ON DENMAN ISLAND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE OR UNTIL THE END OF FIRE SEASON, OCTOBER 15, 2019. THIS INCLUDES, BACKYARD BURNING, BURN BARRELS AND INDUSTRIAL BURN PILES.
Due to the lack of any meaningful rainfall on Denman Island for an extended period, the ground is very dry and the danger of wildfire is EXTREME. Please be very cautious.
High Risk Activities (Machinery & Industrial Operations) are not permitted. All such activity must cease immediately.
High-risk activities include but are not limited to any of the following activities carried out in or near a wooded 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 listed 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).
Rule of Thumb:
If you are working around combustible material and using equipment that could cause a spark, DON’T DO IT!
Protect Denman Island from wildfire.
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