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‘We will show up and ruin your fun’: Victoria firefighters urge public not to have illegal beach fires

It’s that time of year again, prompting a warning from firefighters about the dangers beach fires pose.

“We all love a good campfire on the beach. Soaking in the twilight hours of the sun setting over the Olympic Mountains and enjoying the company of our friends and loved ones,” said the Victoria Fire Department. “But don’t!”

<who>Photo credit: Victoria Fire Department

The department added that they will show up and “ruin your fun,” if you start a beach fire.

The department shared photos of a small fire that was started in a beach log fort that was left unattended.
“Embers from this larger fire a couple days ago could have been easily transported by the wind into the dry water front bushes that line Dallas Road,” said firefighters.

“Every year, beach goers that persist on having fires, put homes and natural habitat at risk.”

“We will show up, put your fire out, ruin your night just like you ruined ours. No beach fires, please.”

Beach fires and open burning of any type are not permitted in the City of Victoria. If you are unsure and would like to ask, please reach out to the Victoria Fire Prevention branch at 250 920 3370.

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