An unconditional ban on outdoor burning is in effect across Abbotsford from now until Sept. 30.
All outdoor burning during the ban will result in a fine and/or cost recovery charges. Fines range from $200 for camp fires to $600 for burning garbage or illegal materials. In addition, cost recovery may be charged to property owners if the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) extinguishes the fire.
Permits for agricultural waste or land clearing waste will not be issued during the burning ban.
Camp fires, backyard fire pits, burn barrels and portable fireplaces are banned throughout the year. However, outdoor barbecues which use charcoal briquettes, propane, or natural gas are permitted both during and outside of the ban period.
For more information, contact AFRS at 604-853-3566 or visit www.abbotsford.ca/fire.