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City Enacts Outdoor Burning Ban

June 23, 2011

The Wildfire Management Branch has banned open burning in the Coastal Fire Region due to drying weather conditions.  The beginning of the summer season and warmer temperatures has resulted in dry conditions throughout the Coastal Fire District including the City of Surrey, making outdoor fires a hazard.


Therefore, pursuant to the City of Surrey Fire Prevention By-law #10771 and in conjunction the ban implemented by the Wildlife Management Branch, the Fire Chief has cancelled all Burning Permits and is prohibiting all types of outdoor fires until further notice. Charcoal barbeques in City Parks and on City Beaches are also prohibited. Cooking appliances such as propane barbecues are permitted.


By following a few simple rules you can enjoy the hot weather and help prevent fires:

  • Dispose of smoking materials properly, making sure they are completely extinguished.
  • Don't leave barbecues unattended and ensure they are turned off properly after you have finished using them.
  • Explain the dangers of playing with and lighting fires to children.
  • Properly dispose of bottles and broken glass you find outdoors to avoid them magnifying the sun's rays and starting a fire.

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Surrey Fire Service

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