The City of Vernon has joined the rest of the province and placed a ban on all fires within the municipal boundaries.
As of noon on Thursday, July 29, the City of Vernon will follow the request of the Ministry of Forests by prohibiting fires of any size, including campfires, fires with a special permit and industrial burning, fireworks, tiki torches and burning barrels.
This is due to anticipated extreme fire conditions and continuing hot weather.
The ban comes into affect Thursday, July 29 and includes the following:
This ban applies to all areas of the City of Vernon including the Foothills and Blue Jay subdivisions, Predator Ridge, Canadian Lake Estates and the Okanagan Landing.
This ban will remain in place until further notice.
This ban does not apply to metal, ceramic or masonry barbeques with a grill and an enclosed flame fuelled by propane or briquettes which is being used for the purpose of cooking.
Vernon Fire Rescue Services urges everyone to be careful, be safe and have fun while enjoying the pleasures of our spectacular Okanagan summer!