Residents may notice a little more smoke in the air as Vernon’s burning period is underway.
Property owners can burn with a permit between Feb. 28 and April 30 on properties two hectares (five acres) or over as long as they follow regulations.
The following material must not be included with debris that is open burned:
• treated lumber
• railway ties
• demolition waste
• domestic waste
• asphalt products
• paint fuel and lubricant containers
• Hazardous waste
• biomedical waste
• tar paper
Burning without a permit is subject to fines of $150 to $300 and up to $1,000 if Vernon Fire Rescue Services is required to have crews and apparatus attend the scene.
For questions or to qualify to purchase a permit, visit Vernon Fire Rescue Services at 3401 30th St. or phone 250-542-5361. Permits will be purchased at the city hall cashier and issued through Vernon Fire Rescue Services.