South Okangan burning ban lifted in time for long weekend

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen will lift the burning ban effective noon, Friday, Oct. 9.

PENTICTON - Residents of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen can get out the marshmallows and light their campfires, just in time for Thanksgiving weekend.

The regional district will be rescinding their burning ban effective noon tomorrow, Oct. 9, emergency services supervisor Dale Kronebusch says.

The ban was extended this year due to dry conditions throughout the region, but wet weather over the past week has reduced the threat of wildfire, plus more showers are forecast for the long weekend.

The District of Summerland will rescind their campfire ban at noon today, according to a media release.

The regional district’s burning season is also on track to begin on Thursday, Oct. 15 as scheduled.

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