Campfire bans rescinded

Campfires are now permitted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, the Ministry of Forests announced Monday.

Campfires are now permitted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations announced Monday.

Effective at noon Aug. 31, the ban is being rescinded due to the recent widespread precipitation which resulted in a decreased risk of wildfires in the region. The fire danger rating is now primarily low to moderate throughout the area.

Category 2 and 3 open fires remain prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, including all open fires larger than a half-metre wide by a half-metre high. Fires with a burn registration number, industrial burning, fireworks, sky lanterns and burning barrels remain prohibited.

The prohibitions cover all B.C. parks, Crown lands and private lands, but do not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws and is serviced by a fire department.