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Ban on open fires lifted

City of Penticton lifts ban on open burning within city limits

The City of Penticton has lifted the ban on open burning with city limits due to the reduced fire risk in the area.

Fire pits along Skaha Lake and Okanagan Lake are now available for use.

Deputy fire chief Chris Forster thanks residents and visitors for their compliance with the ban.

“We were very fortunate to not have had a major fire this summer and we attribute it to the responsible actions of our residents and visitors,” he said in a press release.

Still, Forster reminds residents to be vigilant.

“We still need to be cautious with open fires to ensure the safety of the community.”

The announcement of the lifted fire ban follows on the earlier removal of the off-road motorized vehicle use ban, which was lifted on Sept. 20.

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