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District of Clearwater lifts open burning prohibition

Fireworks and burn barrels allowed
Owen Nesbitt, 7, of Maple Ridge, cooks hotdogs for lunch over the fire pitt while on his first camping trip ever with family friends at Golden Ears Park on Sunday. 05/18/14 COLLEEN FLANAGAN/NEWS

The Clearwater Fire Department will follow the direction of the Kamloops Fire Centre, lifting the prohibition on Category 2 and 3 open fires, as well as other equipment and activities, within the District of Clearwater effective noon on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.

Once the ban is lifted, fireworks, sky lanterns and use of burn barrels or burn cages will be permitted once again.

Anyone lighting a Category 2 or 3 open fire must obtain a permit from the District of Clearwater fire chief. Those who obtain a permit are reminded that permits can be revoked, refused or cancelled and any fire extinguished by the fire chief if they believe there may be a hazard to life or property, or the fire may create a nuisance.

Anyone lighting a Category 3 open fire must first obtain a burn registration number by calling 1 888 797-1717.

To request a permit, fill out the form found on the District of Clearwater website and submit to the office or email to or call (250)-674-1278.

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Angie Mindus

About the Author: Angie Mindus

A desire to travel led me to a full-time photographer position at the Williams Lake Tribune in B.C.’s interior.
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