RDNO Implements Campfire Ban for Sections of Electoral Areas B and C

Media Release

The RDNO is implementing a campfire ban, effective 12 noon, Thursday, August 4, 2022, in alignment with the Kamloops Fire Centre and numerous nearby local governments. The ban applies to the fire protection zones of Electoral Areas B and C and will remain in place until further notice.

Prohibited activities include the use of:

  • campfires;
  • open burning (all);
  • fireworks;
  • sky lanterns;
  • burn barrels or burn cages;
  • binary exploding targets;
  • tiki and similar kinds of torches;
  • chimineas;
  • air curtain burners; and
  • outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriter Laboratories of Canada (ULC) rating.

The Kamloops Fire Centre’s campfire ban also applies to electoral areas which are outside of the above noted fire protection zone. Residents and visitors are reminded to report wildfires to the BC Wildfire Service by calling 1 800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cell phone.