Open fire prohibition set for Kamloops Fire Centre

Clearwater fire zone will become subject to this prohibition on June 15

Effective at 12 noon on Tuesday, May 15, the size of open fires will be restricted in most of the Kamloops Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public.

This prohibition applies to all areas of the Kamloops Fire Centre except the Clearwater and Salmon Arm fire zones. The Clearwater and Salmon Arm fire zones will become subject to this prohibition on June 15.

This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 15 or until further notice.

A map of the affected areas is available online at:!Project/WildfireNews/KFCMay15.pdf

Specifically, prohibited activities include:

• The burning of any waste, slash or other materials (piled or unpiled) at a size larger than one meter by one meter.

• The burning of more than two open fires of any size at the same time.

• Stubble or grass fires of any size over any area.

• The use of fireworks or burning barrels of any size or description.

This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-meter high by a half-meter wide (or smaller) and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.


Since April 1, Kamloops Fire Centre crews have responded to wildfire incidents covering more than 100 hectares. Many of these wildfires resulted from poorly planned open burning.



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