Open burning of any kind is banned in Surrey from May 1

AS we move closer to the summer season, the Surrey Fire Service wants to remind Surreyites that seasonally high temperatures and dry weather do result in an increase in the potential for brush fires and nuisance smoke throughout the City Of Surrey. Between January 1 and April 27, Surrey Fire Service has attended 168 brush / grass fires and 210 burning complaints.

Last year, between May 1 and October 1, the Surrey Fire Service responded to 335 brush / grass fires and 358 burning complaints.

Open burning/backyard fires are not allowed in the City of Surrey. 

Effective May 1, open burning of any kind is banned in the city.

Any fire service attendance to an open burning complaint may be subject to cost recovery.

Natural gas, propane or charcoal briquettes are permitted as long as they are being used in ULC/CSA-approved devices for that particular product. Charcoal briquettes are allowed on private property, but are prohibited in city parks and on city beaches.


For detailed information you can visit the Surrey Fire Service website at: 

https://www.surrey.ca/about-surrey/emergency-services/surrey-fire-service/burning-regulations-and-permits

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