Residential or “Backyard” burning is allowed on Denman Island without the need for a permit and can proceed throughout the year until the Fire Chief determines that conditions are too dry and further burning would create a hazard to Denman Island. At that point (usually late spring) lighting residential burn piles would be strictly prohibited. The Fire Chief will determine when conditions are once again safe to resume burning.
The status of burning can be determined by checking the Fire Department’s billboards in the Village and at the Firehall, checking the Fire Department’s website – www.denmanfire.ca or by listening to the message on the Fire Department’s answering machine at 250-335-0345.
Always check before burning.
Before lighting a fire, it is extremely important to review the burning requirements listed below and to check the Ventilation Index to minimize the health risk and other hazards of nuisance smoke. Denman Island Fire Rescue will have you extinguish your fire if you are not following the burning requirements or if smoke from your fire is causing a health risk or other excessive hazard.