Campfire ban lifted in the North Okanagan

Ban rescinded because ban because of precipitation which resulted in a decreased risk of wildfires in the region.

A North Okanagan tradition is back.

The B.C. Wildfire Service has rescinded the campfire ban because of precipitation which resulted in a decreased risk of wildfires in the region.

“The fire danger rating is now primarily low to moderate throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre,” states a release.

Category two and three open fires remain prohibited. These prohibitions include all open fires larger than a  half-metre wide by a half-metre high, fires with a burn registration  number, industrial burning, fireworks, sky lanterns and burning barrels.

These prohibitions cover all B.C. Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but  do not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest  fire prevention bylaws and is serviced by a fire department.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning  restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to www.bcwildfire.ca.