Campfires continue to be an issue for the Conservation Officer Service this summer, following multiple fines that were handed out during last summer’s fire ban.

This summer Sea to Sky Conservation Officers issued 13 violation tickets for illegal campfires over the BC Day long weekend, totaling $14,950.

The half dozen campfires occurred in the Squamish Valley. Sargent Simon Gravel with the Conservation Officer Service says everyone around the fires received a ticket.

Gravel says that as long as its hazardous out there, they will be on patrol and will keep enforcing and issuing tickets to those who do not take the wildfire threat seriously; “its a real risk that even a small spark can start a life threatening forest fire, so we have zero tolerance”.

The fine for having a fire during the ban is $1,150. If you see campfire during the ban you are advised to call 911 inside municipal boundaries or *5555 in a remote area.


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