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If you see a wildfire, report it by calling
1 800 663 5555
on most cellular networks.

Equipped Fire Sheds are located at:
Keats Landing Dock (Red Hut)
Eastbourne Dock (Red Shed)
Co-op (Plan 12701)
West Beach (Green Shed)

Keats Island Fire Equipment Group:
KIFEG Contacts - Locally trained /  Authorities
KIFEG Equipment - January 2015

30 May 2024
Keats Island Fire Danger Level  ==> HIGH

Although Keats Island has received some recent rain,
the island and the forest remain extremely dry and the duff is only surface wet.
One afternoon of sunshine will turn everything back to tinder dry again. Although the Coastal Burn Ban has been lifted, please continue to observe the Keats tradition of no fires until after Halloween.

What the Danger Class Ratings mean:

Low Low fire danger.
Moderate Carry out any forest activities with caution.
High Fire hazard is serious. Extreme caution must be used in any forest activities. Burning permits and industrial activities may be restricted.
Extreme Extremely high fire hazard. General forest activities may be restricted, including burning permits, industrial activities and campfires.
FIRE BANS in effect today
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Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

Before you light a fire
  • Check for burn bans and upcoming weather reports, in particular avoid long periods of no precipitation and forecasts of significant winds.
  • Burn only organics wood and paper. Do not burn garbage,
  • Clear a fire break around your fire down to the dirt. Remove all fuel materials.
  • Ready fire fighting equipment and extinguishing supplies.
  • Schedule a fire watch. Do not leave a fire unattended.
  • Extinguish if leaving the fire for any length of time.
  • Return after 3 hours and again the next day. Wet and churn down to the dirt.
    Check for hot spots and incipients. Continue until all is cold to the touch.
  • Do not light a fire that you will have to abandon within 24 hours.


22 tickets for violating the campfire ban were issued from July 1 to 4
for illegal campfires
Each recieved a $1150 fine.
At $1,150 per ticket, the fines total $25,300.
Group of 9 people fined a total of $10,350.
for illegal campfires on Sunshine Coast BC.
Each recieved a $1150 fine.
BC Wildfire News August 2017


August 2006 - Ten Acre Estates
   An old growth peat fire lay incipient and unnoticed after a nearby campfire
   was left assumed to be extinguished. The alarm was attended by ~ 20 people.

August 2005 - Melody Point
   Sauna fire. The alarm was attended by 50 - 60 people

Keats Island Fire Equipment Group:
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KIFEG Contribution Form - 2012

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