Open burning opens in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS - It’s time to spring clean your yard and that means getting rid of garden waste and potential fuels that can cause more serious fires over the summer.

Open burning of yard and garden waste on properties of at least one acre will be allowed from April 1 to 30 in the City of Kamloops and Tk’emlups te Secwepemc lands with a permit.

Even with permits, which cost $100, open burning can only take place during the day and within the allowable venting index. Burning outside of these restrictions, or without a permit, is subject to a $500 fine.

Permits for Kamloops can be picked up at the fire hall at 1205 Summit Drive and for permits within the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc at #200-330 Chief Alex Thomas Way.

Kamloops Fire Rescue recommends people with smaller properties compost as much property as they can and drop off green waste at Cinnamon Ridge (west of the airport on Tranquille Road), on Eliza Road in Barnhartvale or on Bunker Road just off McGill Road near the Public Works Centre.

Venting information can be found online and will be updated daily after 8 a.m.

For more information about permits or the venting index call 250-372-5131.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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