Burning ban lifted in Langley Township

Burning permits can be purchased for $25 from civic facility, rec centres or Murrayville fire hall

  • Sep. 29, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Burning season is now open in the Township of Langley.

The announcement was made by the Township Tuesday, Sept. 22 after Metro Vancouver announced water restrictions were being relaxed thanks to a spell of wet, cool weather.

Under normal conditions, burning season runs Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, but this year it will be extended to Nov. 30, if the weather allows.

“The threat of fire danger was previously too high to allow outdoor burning, but the change in weather has reduced the risk,” Township of Langley Assistant Fire Chief Pat Walker said.

“Residents in areas that allow outdoor burning can now obtain permits and clean up the yard and garden debris, leaves, and branches that have accumulated over the summer and during the recent windstorm.”

Those who want to burn must have property that is half an acre or larger and is surrounded by properties that are at least the same size.

Burning is not allowed and permits are not issued for the urban areas of Aldergrove, Brookswood/Fernridge, Fort Langley, Murrayville, Walnut Grove, and Willoughby/Willowbrook.

Burning permits can be purchased for $25 from the Township’s Civic Facility, Fire Hall 6 in Murrayville, the Operations Centre, or at the Aldergrove Kinsmen, Walnut Grove, W.C. Blair, or Willoughby Community Recreation Centres.

Land clearing permits are only available to properties that are 4.2 acres or larger and can only be issued at Fire Hall 6 in Murrayville, at 22170 50 Ave.

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