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Campfire Ban Remains in Effect for Sections of RDNO Electoral Areas B and C

Posted Friday, September 10, 2021

With nearby Fire Centres lifting campfire bans, the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) would like to clarify that the campfire ban within the fire protection zone of Electoral Areas “B” and “C” is still in effect.

The region has experienced recent precipitation and lower temperatures; however, the current conditions and fuels are still vulnerable to wildfire. Because of the risk, the RDNO will not be rescinding the campfire ban until a further review is undertaken next week.

This notice only refers to the fire protection zone of Electoral Areas “B” and “C”. Please refer to your local municipal office for the local ruling on the rescind notice. We thank you for your continued cooperation.

About the Kamloops Fire Centre Rescinding the Campfire Ban

The Kamloops Fire centre rescinded the campfire ban on September 10, 2021. You can view the Fire Centre boundaries on their website https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/about-bcws/wildfire-response/fire-centres

The rescind notice only relates to the previously prohibited; campfires, chimineas, tiki torches, outdoor stoves and other portable apparatus not CSA or ULC approved.

Category 2 and 3 fires are still prohibited, along with the use of fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels, exploding targets, and or similar.

Read the information bulletin from the BC Wildfire Service: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=3520