Open fire burning ban takes effect May 15

Kamloops This Week

Effective at noon on May 15, open fires will be restricted within most of the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires.

The restriction will remain in effect until Oct. 15 or until further notice.

Specifically, the ban prohibits burning any waste, slash or other material; burning stubble or grass; and the use of fireworks or burning barrels of any size or description.

Open fires and burning activities are prohibited in all the areas of the Kamloops Fire Centre, except the Clearwater and Salmon Arm fire zones.

All open burning will be prohibited across the Kamloops Fire Centre as of June 15.

The ban does not apply to campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, or to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.

 

The Kamloops Fire Centre is experiencing dry conditions and an elevated fire hazard, which has resulted in 26 wildfires since April.