2014 Burn permits for open burning now available

Property owners can burn with a permit between February 28 and April 30 on properties two hectares (five acres) or over as long as they follow BC Regulation 145/93, which can be found at www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/34_145_93 and follow the regulations detailed in Bylaw 5263 on the City’s website at www.vernon.ca/images/uploads/council/bylaws/Fire_Prevention_Bylaw_5263.pdf.

The following material must not be included with debris that is open burned:

-  tires
-  treated lumber
-  plastics
-  railway ties
-  drywall
-  manure
-  demolition waste
-  rubber
-  domestic waste
-  asphalt products
-  paint fuel and lubricant containers
-  Hazardous waste
-  biomedical waste
-  tar paper

Burning without a permit is subject to fines of $150 to $300 and up to $1,000 if Vernon Fire Rescue Services is required to have crews and apparatus attend the scene.

For questions or to qualify to purchase a permit, visit Vernon Fire Rescue Services at 3401 30 St or phone 250-542-5361. Permits will be purchased at the City Hall cashier and issued through Vernon Fire Rescue Services.

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