Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department
Campfire prohibition to be lifted for the Kamloops Fire Centre
Effective at noon, 12:00 p.m (Pacific time) on Friday, September 10, 2021, campfires will be permitted throughout the Kamloops fire Centre.
Although fire danger ratings have declined in the region due to recent rainfall and cooler temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to continue exercising extreme caution with any campfire use. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that burning is done in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with regulations. Before lighting any fire, check with local government authorities to see if any local burning restrictions are in place.
While campfires will be allowed, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires remain prohibited, which includes the use of fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels and burn cages. These restrictions will remain in place until October 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded.
Reminders about campfires:
A campfire is defined as any fire smaller than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide
Never light a campfire or keep it burning in windy conditions
Maintain a fireguard around your campfire
Never leave a fire unattended
Make sure that any fire is completely extinguished, and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area
To report a wildfire, unattended campfire, or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 toll free or *5555 on a cell phone.
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