News

Campfire ban lifted

The Southeast Fire Centre campfire ban has been lifted.

Effective 4 p.m. on Friday August 15, campfires will once again be permitted throughout the area, a Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations press release said.

The campfire ban is being lifted due to a cooler weather forecast and recent rain.

The Southeast Fire Centre is, however reminding locals and visitors to follow B.C. campfire regulations which include the campfire not being bigger than a half a metre wide and a half a metre high, flammable material being removed from the area, having access to a shovel or at least eight litres of water, not leaving the campfire unattended and allowing the ashes to cool before leaving the fire.

The existing open fire ban will remain in place, prohibiting open burning activities including the use of fireworks.

Anyone found violating the open fire ban might be issued a $345 ticket.

To report a wildfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellular telephone.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Soldier killed in Parliament Hill siege
 
Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care
 
De Groot family outraged: Sister of dead Slocan suspect says police overreacted
A silent reading movement at LVR
 
Strong wind blows down tree in Nelson
 
Nelson hires new fire chief
Judge doesn’t buy robber’s story
 
Penticton-area teachers get partial pay for extra day
 
SHSS students perform Les Miserables

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.