The City of Penticton announced June 9 that a city-wide fire ban, in effect since April, has been lifted. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: City-wide fire ban in Penticton lifted

The fire ban had been in place since April

Update: The City of Penticton’s original release on June 9 contained errors, and this article has been updated with the correct information.

The city-wide fire ban in Penticton has been lifted.

The City of Penticton announced Tuesday (June 9) that the ban, in place since April 7, would be lifted by order of the fire chief.

In Penticton, only the following types of fires are permitted with the applicable restrictions:

  • the use of backyard fire places can resume at this time as the fire danger rating is low
  • the use of fireworks is only permitted with an approved permit
  • the use of sky lanterns are only allowed under specific conditions and with the approval of the Fire Chief
  • open burning can only be done with a permit from October 15 to April 15 due to the high risk of wildfire

For more information visit Penticton.ca.

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