Campfire ban now in effect

The Kamloops Fire Centre issues a ban on all campfires in the region.

The continuing hot, dry weather has prompted the Kamloops Fire Centre to declare a ban on campfires beginning at noon on Wed., July 16. This ban will be in effect until further notice.

This step is being taken to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. The fire danger rating is currently “high” throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, with scattered pockets of “extreme”.

Open burning is still banned throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre. The ban does not apply to cooking stoves or portable campfires that use gas, propane, or briquettes, as long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimeters.

Barbara Roden