Port Moody Fire-Rescue issues bulletins throughout the warm, dry summer months regarding the current fire hazard. Information on current conditions is supplied by the BC Ministry of Forest and Range, Coastal Fire Centre and Metro Vancouver.
Current fire hazard rating: Extreme
The department also maintains a hazard rating sign in front of the former Fire Hall #1 site on Ioco Road at Murray Street.
Open Fire Ban - June 26, 2015
In conjunction with the Coastal Fire Centre, Port Moody Fire Rescue has announced an open fire burning restriction within the boundaries of the City of Port Moody, effective 12 pm, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Prohibited activities include campfires; barbeques in City parks that require the use of charcoal, briquettes, or wood; tiki torches; fireworks; firecrackers; and sky lanterns.
To report a fire or a suspected fire (smoke, smell), call 9-1-1 immediately.
Port Moody Fire Chief, Remo Faedo says the burning restrictions are needed to reduce the chance of accidental fires in both wooded and urban areas. “Right now our forests are drier than usual, and our weather is warmer than usual – this combination creates a higher risk for accidental fires.”
Port Moody Fire Rescue maintains a four-step fire hazard rating with signage displayed at the northwest corner of Ioco Road and Murray Street. This rating has been elevated to “high”. The open fire burning ban will remain in effect until there is significant rainfall in the region. As a reminder, smoking is not permitted in City parks at any time.