Oct 5, 2012 / 6:38 am
Due to the current condition of “high” fire danger rating and to protect public safety and reduce the risk of person caused fires in our regional area, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is implementing an extension to the NO BURNING Regulation until November 1, 2012.
Effective immediately and until further notice, all open burning of any materials piled larger than ½ meter high by ½ meter wide, stubble or grass, fireworks or burning barrels of any size or description. This prohibition in the RDOS is also in conjunction with the municipalities of Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, Village of Keremeos, Hedley Improvement District and the Ministry of Forest and Range, BC Forest Service – Kamloops Fire Centre
This NO BURNING extension is in effect to protect public safety and to limit the risk of person-caused wildfires. This ban does not restrict fires in portable propane gas, briquette, wood burning fireplaces and campfires.
Anyone found in violation of this NO BURNING extension, may be issued a ticket for up to $345.00 per incident. Anyone who causes a wildfire through arson or recklessness may also be fined up to $1 million, spend up to three years in prison and be held accountable for associated fire fighting costs.
The RDOS thanks the public in advance for their cooperation in complying with this temporary ban. For further information please contact Dale Kronebusch – Emergency Services Supervisor at (250) 490-4139 or click here.
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