Friday, October 24th0.5°C
23840
21740

Open flame fire ban beefed up

The B.C. Forest Service has broadened the ban on open flame fires within the Kamloops Fire Centre boundaries.

The open campfire ban was extended to include "portable propane campfires" as of Sunday at 12 noon, according to Elise Riedlinger, a fire information officer.

The new restriction does not apply to closed stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, Riedlinger says, but only to "open flame campfire apparatus" such as propane campfires.

"This open fire ban is in effect to protect public safety and to limit the risk of person-caused wildfires," says Riedlinger.

The Kamloops Fire Centre extends from the northern border of Wells Gray Park, north of Blue River to the U.S. border in the south, and from the Bridge River Glacier west of Goldbridge to the Monashee Mountains east of Lumby.


Read more Kelowna News

22932


Recent Trending





20008


23864

FEATURED Property
944424314 1450 Bertram Street
2 bedrooms 2 baths
$155,900
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading








23055

Kelowna SPCA Featured Pet

August
August Kelowna SPCA >




20011



23166



Okanagan Quick Links City of Kelowna
Airport Arrivals
Airport Departures
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Transit
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Tourism Kelowna
Central Okanagan
Regional District

District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
Interior Health
UBC Okanagan
Okanagan College
School District 23
Okanagan Regional Library


Kelowna City Council Audio
Audio
October 20, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Live broadcasts, archives, schedule >


Member of BC Press Council
23257