Wildfire Prevention For Industry & Commercial Operators
Industry and commercial operators in British Columbia have, under the Wildfire Act (Act) and Wildfire Regulation, legal obligations and responsibilities with respect to fire use, prevention, control, and rehabilitation. This includes hazard assessment and hazard abatement and the performance of high risk activities.
The Wildfire Act applies on both public (Crown) and private land throughout B.C. It is your responsibility to review and understand the Act and Regulation and take steps to ensure you are in compliance.
A person who contravenes either the Wildfire Act or the Wildfire Regulation may be liable for an administrative penalty or a fine upon conviction, and/or suppression, fire damage and rehabilitation costs.
- Guide to Category 2 Open Fires: Backyard & Industrial Burning (pamphlet, PDF)
- Guide to Category 3 and Resource Management Open Fires: Industrial & Resource Management Burning (pamphlet, PDF)
- Wildfire Prevention - The Oil and Gas Industry (PDF)
- Wildfire Regulation - Interpretive Bulletin for the Forest Industry (PDF)