fire ban

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Open burning season back in effect for the Okanagan-Similkameen

Season in effect until April 15, 2023, in the five RDOS-protected fire areas

 

Open burning prohibition is set to expire for Kamloops Fire Centre Friday at noon on Oct. 28. (Black Press file photo)
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Open burning ban set to expire in time for Halloween within Kamloops Fire Centre

Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be allowed as of noon Friday, Oct. 28

 

Open burning has been postponed within five fire protection areas within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen postpones open burning season

Five fire protection areas affected by delay

 

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Fire ban extended in Kamloops Fire Centre

Campfires under a half-metre wide by half-metre tall are allowed

  • Oct 12, 2022
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Propane firepits are still allowed in Vernon and Lumby despite a campfire ban. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Lumby extends campfire ban, Vernon prohibition remains

High fire risk prompts village to continue prohibition until Sept. 16

Propane firepits are still allowed in Vernon and Lumby despite a campfire ban. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon firefighters were quick to douse a grass fire in the bushes north of Kal Tire Place Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Grass fire sparked near Vernon arena

Firefighters responding to wildland blaze, no structures threatened

Vernon firefighters were quick to douse a grass fire in the bushes north of Kal Tire Place Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The campfire ban in effect has been extended in Armstrong and Spallumcheen until 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5. (Black Press Media - File)

Okanagan communities extending fire ban

By order of fire chiefs; ban now in effect for campfires, open and other burning

The campfire ban in effect has been extended in Armstrong and Spallumcheen until 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5. (Black Press Media - File)
Yukon campgrounds will open on May 1 this year. (Black Press file)

Campfire ban lifted in some areas of Kamloops Fire Centre

Kamloops Fire Centre seeing shorter days, increased overnight recoveries and relative humidities

Yukon campgrounds will open on May 1 this year. (Black Press file)
A Vernon resident has been fined after being caught contravening the fire ban and its rules currently in place in the city. (File photo)

Contravening fire ban nets Vernon resident fine

Bylaw officer spots fire in oil drum ring on Okanagan Landing Road property; fire crews extinguish it

A Vernon resident has been fined after being caught contravening the fire ban and its rules currently in place in the city. (File photo)
As of noon on Aug. 4, 2022, all open burning, including campfires, will be prohibited in the Kamloops Fire Centre. (Artem_Apukhtin/Pixabay photo)

Campfire ban now in effect for Okanagan-Shuswap

Kamloops Fire Centre says prohibition to prevent human-caused fires, protect public safety

As of noon on Aug. 4, 2022, all open burning, including campfires, will be prohibited in the Kamloops Fire Centre. (Artem_Apukhtin/Pixabay photo)
Campfire bans are not being lifted in Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, BX and Silver Star, despite Vernon lifting the ban Sept. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Extreme wildfire risk sparks Okanagan campfire bans

Dry lightning, area wildfires, extreme heat a concern

Campfire bans are not being lifted in Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, BX and Silver Star, despite Vernon lifting the ban Sept. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Category 2 open fires will be prohibited within the Kamloops Fire Centre as of noon on Friday, July 15, 2022. (Kamloops Fire Centre image)

More open burning restrictions coming into effect for Okanagan-Shuswap

Kamloops Fire Centre prohibitions include fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels

Category 2 open fires will be prohibited within the Kamloops Fire Centre as of noon on Friday, July 15, 2022. (Kamloops Fire Centre image)
Category 3 fires are banned in the Southeast Fire Centre from noon, Thursday June 23. Campfires remain permitted. (Image courtesy of BC Wildfire)

Category 3 fires banned in Southeast B.C., campfires still permitted

The ban on large fires was announced ahead of the provinces first warm spell of 2022

Category 3 fires are banned in the Southeast Fire Centre from noon, Thursday June 23. Campfires remain permitted. (Image courtesy of BC Wildfire)
An out of control wildfire burns on Snake Hill near Kitwanga. B.C. Wildfire Service discovered the blaze April 15. (Screen capture/Jacob Beaton video/Facebook)

Human-caused wildfire near northern B.C. community now out of control

One-hectare sized fire started day after burn ban implemented, says B.C. Wildfire Service

An out of control wildfire burns on Snake Hill near Kitwanga. B.C. Wildfire Service discovered the blaze April 15. (Screen capture/Jacob Beaton video/Facebook)
Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)

Province to lift open burning ban in Kamloops Fire Centre

Category 2 and 3 open fires allowed everywhere within the Kamloops Fire Centre on Friday

Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)
Campfire bans are not being lifted in Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, BX and Silver Star, despite Vernon lifting the ban Sept. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Campfire ban lifted in some North Okanagan communities

BX and Silver Star join city of Vernon in allowing campfires

Campfire bans are not being lifted in Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, BX and Silver Star, despite Vernon lifting the ban Sept. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Campfire bans are not being lifted in Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, BX and Silver Star, despite Vernon lifting the ban Sept. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Campfire ban sticks throughout North Okanagan, except Vernon

Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, BX, Silver Star, Lake Country extending the ban

Campfire bans are not being lifted in Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, BX and Silver Star, despite Vernon lifting the ban Sept. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Campfires are still banned in the Central Okanagan, despite BC Wildfire lifting the ban on the Kamloops Fire Centre. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)

Campfire ban continues for Central Okanagan

Conditions continue to be too dry to allow campfires at this time

Campfires are still banned in the Central Okanagan, despite BC Wildfire lifting the ban on the Kamloops Fire Centre. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen on the side of a mountain in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Campfires allowed across B.C. except southern Vancouver Island

Wildfire conditions ease, allowing relaxing of restrictions

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen on the side of a mountain in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Okanagan residents can gather around the campfire this weekend as the BC Wildfire Service has lifted the prohibition effective Sept. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Campfire ban lifted in Okanagan

Kamloops and Boundary zone prohibitions eased as of Friday at noon

Okanagan residents can gather around the campfire this weekend as the BC Wildfire Service has lifted the prohibition effective Sept. 10, 2021. (File photo)