Venting Index

BURNING SEASON IS OVER!

Burn Season: Oct 31 to Apr 30
No Burning: May 1 to Oct 30

VENTING FORECASTSunday October 13, 2019
7am4pm
Venting Index558
Wind Speed11/POOR km/h56/GOOD km/h
Mixing Height3m20m
Burning Allowed?NONO

Minimum index to burn is 55/Good

Tomorrow's forecast does NOT look good. Check 7AM report to confirm.

Venting Index Source Data: Ministry of Environment

Provincial line: 1-888-281-2992
(press 3 for Thompson-Okanagan)

RDNO: 250-550-3700
(Mon-Fri 8am to 4:30pm)

ACTIVE PERMITS

FIRE BANS

BYLAW 2514

REGULATIONS SUMMARY

Burn Season: Oct 31 to Apr 30

THIS IS A SUMMARY FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. YOU MUST READ, UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OUTLINED ON THE APPROPRIATE PRINTABLE PDF APPLICATION AS WELL AS BYLAW 2514.

    SMALL CONFINED FIRES
  • Permit NOT Required
  • ONLY allowed if no Fire Ban is in effect
  • Max 0.5m height or width
  • ONLY allowed from 6am to Midnight
  • 5m from buildings
  • 5m from property lines
  • 3m from any combustibles
  • Must prevent sparks & cinders
  • Continuous Supervision
  • Sufficient Water onsite
  • Completely extinguished before leaving!
    CLASS B OPEN BURNING - PERMIT REQUIRED (FREE)
  • Online Permit Application
  • Printable Permit Application (PDF)
  • For thinning and pruning vegetation (FireSmart)
  • ONLY stumps, trunks, branches, and prunings that have been dried for 180 days
  • No compostable or recyclables (no leaves/weeds/needles/etc)
  • NO OTHER MATERIALS ALLOWED!
  • NO material allowed from offsite
  • Venting Index must be Good
  • ONLY allowed if no Fire Ban is in effect
  • Minimum parcel 2.47 acres
  • Piles must be under 2m in height
  • Piles must be under 3m in diameter
  • 10m setback from anything
  • Nothing added to fire after 5pm
  • Maximum for 12 Consecutive hours
  • Continuous Supervision
  • Sufficient Water onsite
  • Sufficient Equipment onsite
  • Sufficient Labour onsite
    CLASS A OPEN BURNING - PERMIT REQUIRED ($1,000+)
  • Printable Permit Application (PDF)
  • Pre-Inspection Req'd ($100+)
  • Debris from land clearing for a non-farming use only that has been dried for 180 days min
  • No compostable or recyclables (no leaves/weeds/needles/etc)
  • NO OTHER MATERIALS ALLOWED!
  • NO material allowed from offsite
  • Venting Index must be Good
  • ONLY allowed if no Fire Ban is in effect
  • Minimum parcel 2.47 acres
  • 3m to 10m max diameter piles
  • 100m setback from neighboring residences and businesses
  • 500m setback from schools in session, hospitals and care facilities
  • Nothing added after 5pm
  • Max 3 Consecutive Days
  • Continuous Supervision
  • Sufficient Water onsite
  • Sufficient Equipment onsite
  • Sufficient Labour onsite
    SPECIAL BURNING
  • Permit Required ($25)
  • Pre-Inspection Req'd ($100+)
  • For use of Air Curtain Incinerator, Farm Practices, Pest & Disease Control or FireSmart practices
  • May be approvied for dates outside of normal burn season
  • OTHERWISE SAME AS CLASS A