The Coastal Fire Centre says the fire season is ramping up, especially with the hot weather.
Donna MacPherson says they’ve been out to a few calls already…..
She says crews are currently fighting a fire at Lions Bay near Howe Sound.
That one, MacPherson says, is tricky because it’s on a vertical cliff and it takes a long time to get something like that out because crews on the ground have to be mindful of falling rocks.
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The City of Nanaimo is reminding residents and park users that smoking, campfires and barbeques are not permitted in City parks.

Propane barbeques, however, are permitted in the approved locations of the picnic shelters in Bowen Park and Maffeo Sutton Park and on picnic tables within all parks.

Nanaimo Parks and Recreation encourages all users of the parks and trails systems to use caution when in the parks and on the trails and to be aware of all the fire hazards.

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In the town of Gibsons any kind of open burning, including campfires are not allowed and Chief Rob Michael says that only applies to Gibsons.