Effective at noon on Monday, Aug. 31, 205, campfires are once again permitted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.
The campfire ban was rescinded due to recent widespread precipitation, which resulted in a decreased risk of wildfires in the region. The fire danger rating is now primarily “low” to “moderate” throughout the fire centre.
Here’s some important campfire safety information:
* Have a shovel or at least eight litres of water available nearby to
properly extinguish your campfire.
* Campfires cannot be larger than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide.
* Do not light a campfire or keep it burning in windy conditions. Weather
can change quickly and the wind may carry embers to other combustible
* You must maintain a one-metre fireguard around the campfire. This is a
fuel-free area where all flammable materials (grass, kindling, etc.) have
* Never leave a campfire unattended.
* Make sure that the campfire is completely extinguished and the ashes
are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.
* People who light campfires are legally responsible for making sure that
they don’t escape. They may be held accountable for damages and fire
suppression costs if their negligence results in a wildfire.
Category 2 and 3 open fires remain prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre. 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.