Campfire ban lifted in East Kootenay region

As of 12 p.m. on Aug. 31, the fire ban in the area has been lifted.

As of 12 p.m. on Aug. 31, the fire ban in the area has been lifted. Campfires are now allowed, as long as they are under a half-meter high by a half-meter wide. “We do still have restrictions in place, so any other type of open fire – fireworks, open barrel, anything like that is still prohibited,” said Karlie Shaughnessy of the Southest Fire Centre.

Those who light campfires will be responsible for ensuring that the fire is properly extinguished. Anyone who lights a fire must have the proper tools required to put it out, such as eight litres of water and a hand tool.

Backyard fires and bonfires are still prohibited at this time.

People found in violation of the restrictions will be subject to a $345 fine. Severe violations can result in criminal charges and fines of $10,000 to $100,000.

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