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UPDATE: Penticton lifts fire ban

The City of Penticton has lifted a city wide fire ban that was put in place on April 7, 2020.
June 09, 2020 - 4:17 PM

A wet May and a wet start to June appears to have eased fire danger in the City of Penticton as a city wide fire ban was lifted yesterday..

The city lifted the fire ban, which was announced April 7, with the following restrictions:

The use of backyard fire places are allowed at this time as the present fire danger rating is low.

Fireworks can be used within the City of Penticton only with an approved permit.

Sky lanterns are only allowed under specific conditions and require the approval of the fire chief.

Open burning can only take place with a permit from October 15 to April 15 due to wildfire risk.

-This story was updated at 10:10 a.m. June 10 to correct information provided by the City of Penticton.

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