Dry conditions force city to outlaw fireworks this Halloween

Halloween fireworks nixed

There will be no fireworks in Kamloops this Halloween — at least none that are legal.

The City of Kamloops announced Friday that the fire department has decided to prohibit fireworks this Halloween due to the unseasonably warm and dry weather in recent weeks.

“We know that fireworks displays are often a part of Halloween celebrations in Kamloops and we understand this decision may not be a popular one, however our decisions are made in the best interest of public safety,” Kamloops Fire Rescue deputy chief Ryan Cail said in a news release.

“This year, the risk of fireworks contributing to an interface fire within city limits is too great, and we hope the community is understanding and co-operative.”

According to the city, anyone possessing, storing or selling illegal fireworks without authorization from KFR is subject to a $250 fine.

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