Fire ban lifted within the City of Mission

However, fire pit use is only permitted on “good” vent index days

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, the fire ban within the City of Mission was lifted. / Black Press photo

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, the fire ban within the City of Mission was lifted. / Black Press photo

Mission’s fire ban is over.

On Tuesday, Sept. 7 the fire ban within the City of Mission was lifted. Mission Fire Rescue Services is asking people, before using their recreational fire pit, to remember to check that the daily ventilation category is “good” by visiting https://dom.burnpermits.com/ or by calling 1-844-904-0766.

Fire pit use is only permitted on “good” vent index days.

A press release, issued by the city states “your recreational fire permit allows you to burn clean, dry, untreated firewood in a fire pit for personal enjoyment or warmth, essentially a campfire. An adult must be in attendance at all times. Only one fire pit is allowed per property.”

Those living in non-municipal garbage collection areas may burn yard debris from October 1 to March 31. A permit is not required, however, the following restrictions apply:

  • The pile of yard debris to be burned must not exceed one metre in diameter and one metre in height.
  • Please over turn long-standing piles to ensure that wintering critters have opportunity to escape.
  • Only one pile is permitted at a time.
  • A ventilation category of “Good” must be present on the day of burning.
  • Burning cannot begin until one hour after sunrise, and must end by 4 p.m. or two hours before sunset, whichever is later.
  • An adult person must be in attendance at all times.
  • Please refer to Bylaw 5962-2020 for full details.
  • Land clearing is strictly prohibited in all areas of the City of Mission. Burning of garbage and construction materials/debris is also prohibited.

For further information, please contact Mission Fire Rescue Service at 604-820-3793 or visit our website at https://dom.burnpermits.com/.