While you CAN buy these outdoor fire pits at your local Walmart or Home Depot – unfortunately their use is banned in the DNV year round. It is of special importance this time of year as we have experienced such a hot, dry spring. There is a real risk of fire danger, as sparks can fly out and land on nearby grass and trees and cause a wild fire. The outdoor wood fire ban extends to outdoor fire places, brick ovens, and popular outdoor garden fire places called chimineas. Charcoal BBQs and propane BBQ/fireplaces/patio heaters are not affected by the ban. Questions? Call the DNV Fire Rescue Service non-emergency line at 604-980-7575.