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Campfire Ban Lifted in Regional District of North Okanagan

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018

NORTH OKANAGAN – The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) has lifted the campfire ban within the region as of Monday, September 10, 2018.

As a result of the precipitation and moist weather conditions over the last few days, the risk in fire fuels and wildfires has decreased immensely. Residents are now able to have campfires in the area but are encouraged to use extreme caution and safety in all fire use.

Please note that this only relates to the allowance of campfires, chimneys, outdoor stoves and other portable apparatus that is not CSA or ULC approved. As per the fire regulation set by the Kamloops Fire Centre, category 2 and 3 fires are still prohibited, along with the use of fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels, exploding targets and tiki torches or similar.

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For further information, please call 250.550.3700 or email [email protected]