A fire-safe long weekend
The Kelowna/Kamloops fire region had no major incidents this Victoria Day long weekend, and that could be thanks to the rain.
Erin Catherall with the Provincial Wildfire Coordination Centre said there were no issues with camp fires or cigarette fires as of Monday afternoon, although final reports from regional wardens had not yet been submitted.
"We had a very quiet long weekend," she said. "I think the rain helped with that."
Residents and tourists are reminded to be mindful of dry conditions, there are partial fire bans in selected areas of the province.
Check back for more updates.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more Kelowna News
- 102nd birthday boat cruiseKelowna - 5:00 pm
- Fundraising effort with a twistKelowna - 5:00 pm
- Burning pole cuts powerWest Kelowna - 3:12 pm
- Search on for missing manWest Kelowna - 4:00 pm
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Tourism Kelowna Central Okanagan
District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
School District 23
Okanagan Regional Library