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Fire ban in effect for Kamloops Fire Centre

A fire ban is in place in the Kamloops FIre Centre as of noon today, July 29, 2020.
July 29, 2020 - 1:02 PM

An increasing fire hazard brought on by recent high temperatures and dry weather conditions is prompting a fire ban in the Kamloops Fire Centre.

Effective noon today, the following fire activities are prohibited in the Kamloops Fire Centre:

  • Category 2 open fires
  • Category 3 open fires
  • the use of fireworks
  • the use of sky lanterns
  • the use of binary exploding targets
  • the use of burn barrels or burn cages of and size or description except when used for a campfire as defined by the wildfire regulation.

Todays prohibitions extend to all public and private land unless otherwise specified by bylaw.

Campfires are still permitted unless otherwise prohibited by local government order.

Category two fires are described as one or two concurrently burning piles no larger than two metres high by three metres wide, or stubble or grass burning over an area of less than 0.2 ha.

Category three fires are any fires larger than two metres by three metres, with three or more concurrently burning piles no larger than two metres by three metres wide, burning windrows, or stubble or grass burning over an area greater than 0.2 ha.

More information on the fire ban can be found here.


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