Campfire bans lifted

UPDATE 10:25 a.m.

The City of Penticton has also now lifted its campfire ban as of noon today.

“Campfires only are now allowable in Penticton.  As always, please practice safe fire use when tending a campfire, including taking proper measures to ensure it is successfully extinguished once all campfire activities are completed”, said fire chief Larry Watkinson in a news release.

An open burning ban on agricultural waste remains in place in Penticton.

ORIGINAL 9:35 a.m.

The District of Summerland is lifting its campfire ban.

The municipality says the ban will be lifted noon Friday, following a week of soggy weather.

The fire department has also re-opened Giants Head Mountain to vehicle traffic. It had been closed due to extreme fire risk since the end of July.

The open burning ban on agricultural waste remains in place.  

A campfire ban remains in place for Penticton, but this story will be updated if it is lifted today.

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