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Regional district lifts fire ban in South Okanagan-Similkameen

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September 22, 2017 - 4:28 PM

PENTICTON - Effective this afternoon, regional district residents will once again be able to light outdoor fires.

Campfires will be allowed as of today, Sept. 22, for those lands contained within the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Fire Protection areas, including the Anarchist Mountain, Kaleden, Keremeos Naramata, Okanagan Falls, Tullameen and Willowbrook fire areas, according to a media release.

B.C Wildfire recently rescinded the campfire ban which fell within their provincial fire jurisdiction in the South Okanagan earlier today.

More seasonal weather conditions and precipitation have reduced local fire risk, the Regional District says.

More information about current area restrictions, open burning prohibitions and safe use of campfires can be found online at the B.C. Wildfire website.

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