Fires still prohibited in Langley

Township extends its ban on fires into the traditional burning season that was set to begin Friday.

Dry conditions have forced the postponement of burning season in Langley.

Due to what Township fire officials call “extremely dry” weather conditions, residents are being advised that outdoor burning remains prohibited.

With a zero-tolerance policy in effect, those found burning during the ban will face fines “exceeding $200,” the Township announced today.

Further, burning permits for the 2017 fall session will not be issued until significant rainfall has occurred.

Under normal conditions, the Township’s fall burning season would be between this Friday, Sept. 1 and continue through Oct. 31 – as weather permits.

But weather doesn’t permit.

Residents are also reminded that those who want to cook outdoors can use natural gas or propane fires contained within appliances approved by the Canadian Standards Association. But, due to the extreme weather conditions, briquette barbeques are currently prohibited.

Residents will be alerted through the Township of Langley’s website at tol.ca, Facebook, Twitter, and the Township Page in local newspapers when burning permits are once again being issued.

For more information, people can visit tol.ca/burning.