Burning Ban Information
Effective Friday, March 27, 2020
As cases of COVID-19 in BC continue to increase, the BC Centre for Disease Control has recommended implementing measures to reduce excess air pollution. There is strong evidence that exposure to air pollution increases susceptibility to respiratory viral infections by decreasing immune function. This is an advisory to all Mission residents that the District of Mission has therefore implemented a Ban on All Open Burning within the boundaries of the District of Mission, effective Friday, March 27, 2020 until further notice. This ban includes Recreational Fire Pits.
The prohibition does not include cooking stoves, barbeques, or CSA-rated or ULC-rated portable campfire apparatus using gas, propane, or briquettes, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres and used on private property.
The Mission Fire Rescue Service has the authority to place a ban on all burning within the boundaries of the District of Mission. Bans usually take place during the months of June, July, August, and September whenever hot, dry weather conditions exist.
In the event the District of Mission activates a burning ban, a notice will be placed on this website and social media along with numerous roadside signs throughout the district.
A Provincial burning ban may be issued by the Ministry of Forests and will apply within BC Parks and to all public (Crown) and private land outside of organized areas. The Provincial fire ban does not apply within municipalities or regional districts that have their own burning bylaws; however the District of Mission may place its own burning ban at the same time as the Provincial ban.
For more information on Provincial burning ban notices contact the BC Wildfire Management Branch. This site will provide you with information on several topics, including:
- Open fire bans
- Campfire bans
- Travel restrictions
Contact BC Parks for information on fire restrictions within Provincial Parks.