September 7, 2011

Fires banned in the City of Kamloops

Kamloops, B.C. - Effective immediately, Fire Chief Neil Moroz PROHIBITS cooking fires and all open burning in the City of Kamloops until further notice. This is to help prevent human-caused wildfires due to the current and forecasted extreme fire conditions in the city of Kamloops.

This ban applies to open fires of any size, including cooking fires, along with all types of fireworks.

The ban does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to portable campfire appliances with a CSA or ULC rating using briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel. Campfire appliances that do not meet these requirements are prohibited.

Violators of this ban will be subject to penalties under by-law 10-35.

Public inquires can be made to:

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Media Contact:
Sheldon Guertin, Life Safety Educator
City of Kamloops