Open Burning Bans

Effective at noon on Friday, July 13th, 2012, all open fire are prohibited within the Southest Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.  The prohibition will remain in effect until September 19, or until the public is otherwise notified.  The prohibition is enacted by Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations of the Province of British Columbia.

Specifically, this prohibits:

  • The burning of any waste, slash or other material.
  • The burning of stubble or grass.
  • The use of fireworks or burning barrels of any size or description.

These items specified above are currently controlled by the Town of Creston Fire Services Bylaw No. 1774, 2011 and Fireworks Bylaw No.1778, 2012

This prohibition does not include campfires, gas or propane cooking stoves or briquettes.  This prohibition also does not apply to a resource management open fire, including those conducted for agricultural purposes by the Creston Valley Grain Growers Assocation.

The Town of Creston regulates cooking fires within municipal boundaries.  Please review Burning Regulations page to learn more information regarding the permitting of cooking fires within the municipality.

This information is posted as a courtesy to our residents to advise them of open burning bans that may affect them while outside of the municipality.

For more information regarding open burning bans in force by the Province of British Columbia, please visit and select the link on Fire Prohibitions.