Campfire permits are required in the Village of Anmore. You can obtain one for a nominal fee of $15.00 at Village Hall, 2697 Sunnyside Road.
Please click this link if you would like to print off the permit to complete it before coming to Village Hall.
The BC Ministry of Forests wants people to ensure that conditions are appropriate and that they are aware of their responsibilities. When enjoying a campfire on public or private land, please remember the following:
- Ensure a fire site is away from buildings, trees and combustible materials;
- Only light a campfire when conditions are safe and are likely to continue to be safe – be aware of windy conditions that can spread sparks;
- Ensure people, water and hand tools are readily available to prevent a fire from escaping –a shovel or at least eight litres of water MUST be stored nearby to extinguish a fire;
- Campfires cannot be larger than 0.5 metres in height and 0.5 metres in diameter (approximately a foot-and-a-half by a foot-and-a-half);
- Build a fireguard around your fire by scraping down to the dirt and clearing away potentially flammable debris such as twigs, leaves and needles;
- Check with local government agencies for current burning bylaws (access the Anmore Fire Prevention Bylaw here);
- Never leave a fire unattended until it is completely out. Before leaving the area, ensure the campfire is completely extinguished and ashes are cool to the touch.
Homeowners are encouraged to reduce the hazards of wildfire by consulting the BC FireSmart Manual. The manual outlines many simple preventative steps such as:
- Prune tree branches to a height of 2 metres or more.
- Remove all trees, long grass, shrubs, logs, branches, twigs and needles within 10 metres of a house.
- Thin trees (with three to six metres between crowns) for at least 30 metres from the house.
- Store firewood 10 metres or more from a house.
To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, phone *5555 on your cell phone, or phone 1-800-663-5555 (toll free).
Facebook and Twitter users can follow the latest wildfire information at BCForestFireInfo (www.facebook.com) and BCGovFireInfo (www.twitter.com)
For the BC FireSmart manual, visit http://bcwildfire.ca/FightingWildfire/safety/pamphlets/FireSmart-BC4.pdf
For wildfire prevention tips, visit http://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/be-firesmart.html and http://bcwildfire.ca/Prevention/.
For First Nations’ Emergency Services Society: http://fness.bc.ca/forest/fire-smart/