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Open burning ban to be lifted in Kamloops, Okanagan

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September 17, 2019 - 4:16 PM

A decreased risk of wildfires has prompted the Kamloops Fire Centre to rescind open burning prohibitions.

According to a news release issued today, Sept. 17, Category 2 and 3 open fires will be permitted as of noon tomorrow, Sept. 18.

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The use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description, binary exploding targets and tiki torches will also be permitted.

The removal of the restrictions applies to all private and public land unless otherwise specified.

Category 3 open fires, any fire larger than two metres high by three metres wide, must be registered ahead of time by calling 1-888-797-1717. Burn registration numbers are entered in the Open Fire Tracking System, which allows the BC Wildfire Service to track open burning activity throughout B.C.

For more information, visit the BC Wildfire Service online.

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