The fire rating in Colwood has been upgraded to EXTREME due to dry conditions, high temperatures, and no rain the the immediate forecast.

As a result, all burning is prohibited, including the use of manufactured burning appliances, as defined in City of Colwood Bylaw 931.

(Please note that propane or briquette barbecues are still acceptable to use, provided they are used safely, according to the manufacturers requirements.)

Also please remember that beach fires are prohibited at all times in Colwood. Read more about beach fires.

If you require further information or clarification, please contact the Colwood Fire Department at 250-478-8321. 


The BC Wildfire Service has also announced an campfire band within the Coastal Fire Centre. Find more information on the provincial Wildfire Website.