Fire Hazard High - No Smoking in Smoke Bluffs

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Fire Hazard High - No Smoking in Smoke Bluffs

Post by squamish climber » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:01 pm

Just got a an alert from the Smoke Bluffs Park Committee. They are very concerned about the dry conditions and potential of a fire. There is a smoking ban in the park. Please remind anybody you see smoking to butt out.
And a reminder there is fire ban in the District of Squamish. Open fires are not permitted. See Squamish Chief news story

Fire restrictions imposed. Dry weather prompts B.C. officials to urge vigilance, DOS to ban all fires
Recent hot, dry weather is prompting officials to urge citizens to be extremely careful when outdoors to avoid starting a fire in the forest.

Last Thursday (July 18), the District of Squamish placed an open fire ban on all areas within district boundaries. At the same time, officials with the Coastal Fire Centre's Wildfire Management Branch raised the fire hazard rating to extreme though by this week the hazard was down to either high or moderate in the Squamish area, depending on the location.

The DOS fire ban, which was still in effect as The Chief went to press, applies to all open fires, campfires, wood-burning pits and backyard fireplaces on public and private lands. The regulation does not restrict the use of gas or propane-fuelled stoves manufactured for heating or cooking, officials said.

- See more at: http://www.squamishchief.com/news/local ... zjdOP.dpuf
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Re: Fire Hazard High - No Smoking in Smoke Bluffs

Post by dakine » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:54 am

the rain coming this weekend should help...

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weathe ... a/squamish
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