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 ...

New rules coming for local election spending
 
Fernie Alpine Resort stays bear aware
 
Sparwood Seniors Society Win EKCCU Community Award
Local musician inducted into B.C. Country Hall of Fame
 
The Carlines stop off in Fernie
 
Wanted man sought
Cummings to rock Vernon
 
Salvation Army kettle campaign rings in
 
Okanagan Skaha SD 67 trustees will focus on relationships with teachers

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

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

Nov 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.