low hazard rating 

Gabriola’s low wildfire hazard status

When Gabriola’s fire status is listed as low, this means that normal operations are permitted.

BC Wildfire has this to say about the danger class low:

Fires may start easily and spread quickly but there will be minimal involvement of deeper fuel layers or larger fuels.

Activities that are permitted

When our wildfire hazard rating is low:

  • Burning permits are issued – contact the fire chief if you need one.

  • Small campfires are allowed.

  • The use of powered equipment is allowed. This includes chainsaws, lawnmowers, weed eaters, chippers, etc.

  • Industrial operations, such as logging, are permitted.

  • Fires in 200L (55Gal)  burn barrels and camp fires no larger than 0.5 cubic meter (0.5m by 0.5m by 0.5m) are allowed.

  • Barbecues are allowed.

  • Propane fireplaces are allowed. Flames must be 6 inches or less.

  • Hibatchis and similar charcoal-burning stoves are allowed.

Activities that are not permitted

When our wildfire hazard rating is low:​

  • Beach fires are not permitted.

  • You may not burn prohibited materials.

  • You may not cause hazards or excess smoke.

There are additional requirements and details you should know about; please see Gabriola’s burning regulations page for details.

Department Info

-Superior Tanker Shuttle Service

-EMA Licensed First Responders

-Fully Qualified Firefighters

-State of the Art Fire Hall

Opening Hours

Office Hours:
9:00am - 4:00pm,

Tuesday - Friday

Please Note The office is closed to the public during the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Please phone (250) 247-9677 to contact the office during office hours and for non emergency assistance call the Duty Officer pager
(250) 755-8992.

Emergency 9-1-1

Non Emergency (250) 247-9677

Albert Reed Memorial Hall #1

730 Church St.
Gabriola Island B.C.
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