Summer tradition extinguished
Extremely dry and hot conditions have forced the provincial government and all municipalities and electoral areas to ban campfires.
“It’s an issue of public safety and that’s our first priority,” said Melissa Welsh, with the provincial Kamloops Fire Centre.
The Ministry of Forests’ open burning prohibition covers all B.C. parks and Crown and private land outside of areas with fire protection.
See Wednesday's issue of The Morning Star, or check back online, for further details