Aug 08, 2022

Fire Ban/Wildfire Awareness

Ladysmith Fire/Rescue would like to thank the members of the community who acted quickly in the early hours Saturday to report a fire in the backcountry adjacent to our Town boundary. Your quick action helped members respond quickly and use their training for these specific types of incidents to contain what could have been a potentially more serious incident. 

As a reminder, the Coastal Fire Centre last week issued a ban and restrictions on the following activities in our area: 

  • -  Backyard campfires, including open fires and chimineas. 
  • -  All use of fireworks. 
  • -  Sky lanterns. 
  • -  Binary exploding targets. 
This prohibition is intended to help reduce the risk of wildfires in our region.  With a rise in warmer temperatures, brush and other debris can catch fire quickly.  We appreciate the cooperation of the public in following the ban and keeping our community safe. 

To report a wildfire call 9-1-1 or 1-800-663-5555 or (*5555 from a cellphone)