News from Kamloops

October 23, 2012

Fire Ban Rescinded in Kamloops

Kamloops, B.C. - As of Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012, the city wide fire ban is now rescinded due to the favourable weather conditions and the wildfire danger rating being reduced to 'Moderate'.

Open burning for the purposes of yard clean up will be permitted from November 1st, 2012 to November 30th, 2012. Permits may be purchased at Fire Station 1 at 1205 Summit Drive from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The cost of the permit is $50.00 cash or cheque only.

Farm, Hazard Mitigation (Pine Beetle) and Land Clearing permits will be available from November 1st, 2012 to March 31st, 2013. These permits require a site inspection.

The sale and discharge of consumer fireworks will be permitted from October 24th , 2012 to November 1st, 2012 as per Fire Prevention Bylaw 10-35.

As a reminder, any open burning within the City of Kamloops and Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc requires a permit. Anyone burning without a permit will be subject to a fine minimum of $500.00. Please remember that the Wildland Urban Interface areas are still dry so ensure to take precautions when having an open fire.

For additional permit information, please call 250-372-5131 or visit www.kamloops.ca/firerescue.

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Media Contact:
Sheldon Guertin, Captain
City of Kamloops
250-571-2965
sguertin@kamloops.ca