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Bylaw No. 1448 - Fire Prevention and Protection
Steps to follow before burning:
- Obtain a Burning Permit from the District Hall.
- The burning permit must be approved and signed by the Local Fire Chief or a LAFC.
- Prior to burning, you must phone the Ventilation Index at 1-888-281-2992 or go to their website to obtain the ventilation index for the Lower Mainland Region for the day which tells you what the pollution level is and whether burning is allowed.*
*Please note that you are NOT allow to burn unless the Ventilation Index indicates that it is a good day to do so. The Ventilation Index must read GOOD for the day you intend to burn on and GOOD/FAIR the following day. (This condition only applies to $50 and $100 Burning Permits.)
In the District of Kent, ONLY development land clearing consisting of vegetative debris and camp fires, are allowed outside the townsite of Agassiz. Please note that burning is NOT permitted in the townsite (see Burning Boundary Map).
All residents and property owners are advised that a Burning Permit is required before starting any kind of a burn; Notwithstanding a burning ban being in effect. Burning permits are subject to the provisions of the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation of the Province of BC. Before you light a fire to burn yard debris, ensure that you have reduced, reused and recycled as much material as possible.
The costs of burning permits are as follows: