Mission lifts burning ban in time for long weekend

Mission lifts burning ban in time for long weekend

Residents still need to have a recreational fire pit permit

  • May. 14, 2020 11:10 a.m.

Mission Fire Rescue Services has lifted the fire ban, just in time for the holiday long weekend.

According to the District of Mission website, as on noon today (May 14) the municipal fire ban has been lifted.

This allows for:

  • One hand-fed fire of not more than one metre by one metre in a registered fire pit.
  • Fire pits in recognized campgrounds.
  • Use of briquette barbecues, propane or natural gas outdoor burning appliances.

It does not allow:

  • Land clearing.
  • Burning of any prohibited materials.
  • Burning of garbage.
  • Campfires in non-regulated campsites.
  • Burning that causes excessive smoke that may be a nuisance to neighbours.

It should be noted that recreational fire pit permits must be renewed yearly. The $20 permit fee is payable by cash (exact change) or cheque. If you purchased your permit in 2019 for $40 your permit is valid until December 31, 2020.

Due to COVID-19, the Fire Department Administration Office is closed to the public. If you wish to obtain or renew a recreational fire pit permit, please print and complete the application form, include payment, then mail or drop off your application to the admin office of Mission Fire Services (33330 7th Ave, Mission, BC V2V 2E4).

The application will be processed and the permit will be emailed or mailed to you, along with a receipt.

Anyone with questions can call the Firehall Admin Office at 604-820-3793.