Effective at 12 noon on Monday, Aug. 26, campfires will be permitted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre.
Anyone lighting a campfire must follow B.C.’s campfire regulations, which include the following:
-The campfire must not exceed the allowed size of a half-metre wide by a half-metre high.
-Flammable material (such a twigs and pine needles) must be removed from around the campfire area and this fuel-free area must be maintained while the campfire is burning.
-A shovel or at least eight litres of water must be on site to properly extinguish the fire.
-Never leave a campfire unattended.
-The ashes must be cool to the touch prior to leaving.
The open burning prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by a fire department. Please check with local governments for any other restrictions before lighting a fire.
* From the Kamloops Fire Centre