Fire and campfire UPDATED information

Sep. 25/15

UPDATED September 25, 2015

Small 2 feet by 2 feet campfires involving visible food usage ONLY are allowed in the City of Nanaimo and RDN districts. No other outside or garbage burning allowed at this time.

Campfires and outside burning are allowed in Cedar.


Short-term weather forecasts indicate a continued warm spell across the province, particularly for southern BC. Long-term weather forecasts from Environment Canada continue to indicate a high likelihood of above-normal temperatures across the province through the summer.

With the emergence of low river flow patterns already this season, and the forecast for a warmer than normal summer, there is a risk of extreme low flows this summer, particularly on Vancouver Island.

The Coastal Fire Centre is advising all forest industry stakeholders that forest fuels within the southwest portion of British Columbia are unseasonably dry. Without any significant precipitation in the forecast, it is expected that forest fuels will continue to dry.

To report a wildfire, please call directly to the Coastal Fire Centre Dispatch Centre Emergency Line at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on cellular networks.

The City of Nanaimo and the RDN has a no open back yard burning in affect - NO OPEN FIRES ALLOWED - NO garbage or mattress burning - HIGH fire risk in effect



Thank you all for your cooperation!