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Beach fires banned in Metchosin for August

All Metchosin beach fires must be extinguished by Wednesday at midnight.

Beach and camp fires in the rural district are banned until the fall. The Metchosin Fire Department will announce when the fires will be allowed to resume.

It's due to the dry conditions and the increasing number of grass and wildfires in the area and we don't want to be contributing to them," said fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop.

Even with some rain predicted this weekend, Dunlop said the ban will remain in effect until fall, "We don't want to be turning the ban on and off so it will stay on."

charla@goldstreeamgazette.com

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