With the ongoing drought, and the heat wave predicted for the coming days, the Coastal Fire Centre has announced a campfire ban.

It will go into effect at noon Saturday, June 27.

Fire Information Officer Marg Drysdale says the challenge they’re facing goes beyond the risk campfires could pose.

Drysdale says as well as keeping an eye to the skies for rain that could lessen the fire danger, they’re also watching for lightning which could spark new fires.

Coastal Fire Centre bans and regulations apply in Crown Land, provincial parks, and anywhere there isn’t already a local bylaw in place.

The red area below is where the ban will be in effect.

Ban Map