AS we move closer to the summer season, the Surrey Fire Service wants to remind its citizens 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.
Effective immediately, open burning of any kind is banned in the city. Open burning / backyard fires are not allowed in the City of Surrey.
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.
To date in 2019, the Surrey Fire Service has attended 123 brush / grass fires and 184 burning complaints.
Between May 1, 2018, and October 1, 2018, the Surrey Fire Service responded to 441 brush / grass fires and 279 burning complaints.
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