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Burning Regulations

Fire spread from faulty incinerator

Effective May 7, 2016 at sunset, all outdoor burning is closed for the season within the District of North Saanich. This includes burning in incinerators, fire pits and open piles until further notice. The only exception is chimineas and approved manufactured outdoor fire appliances with a permit, which can be obtained by contacting the fire department.

Please consider alternatives to burning such as composting, recycling and chipping. The municipal pit off Littlewood Road by the Legion on Mills Road will be open the first and third Saturday of each month from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and the second and fourth Thursday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm  to drop off burnable materials. $7.00 will be charged for cars and $15.00 for pickups and trailers. North Saanich residents only with drivers licences being checked.

If you live within a forested area you are more susceptible to damage in the event of a forest fire. To evaluate your property and help minimize the damage there are preventative measures that you can take. Please stop by the Wain Road Fire Hall located at 986 Wain Road and pick up your copy of the Homeowners FireSmart Manual.

Thank you.

Gary Wilton, Fire Chief

The Burning Information Bulletin is a summary of our burning rules and regulations.  For a more detailed account of burning regulations please see the Fire Prevention Bylaw

To request a burning permit, please e-mail:
Fire Chief, John Trelford
Administrative Assistant Jennifer Provan 
or by phone 250-656-1931

Venting index is available from Environment Canada.