Opening burning is allowed this month with a permit in the City of Langford. (Wikimedia Commons)

Open burning permitted this month in Langford

Residents must obtain burning permits

As of Wednesday, open burning is once again permitted in the City of Langford but there are a number of restrictions.

The City allows residents with a permit to burn leaves and tree trimmings during the month of November and from March 15 to April 15.

However, burning is not permitted on any long weekend or statutory holiday and each property is only allowed two permits per burning period.

Fires are only permitted on residential properties that 2,023 square metres (half an acre) or larger and the fire’s base must not exceed an area larger than 1.5 metres by 1.5 metres (five feet by five feet). The fire must also be six metres (20 feet) away from any structure, three metres (10 feet) from shrubbery and fences, have extinguishing equipment (such as a charged water hose) readily available and be constantly supervised by a person more than 16 years old.

For more information or to apply for a permit online, go to

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