News from Kamloops

August 1, 2013

Fires banned in the City of Kamloops

Kamloops, B.C. - Effective immediately, Kamloops Fire Rescue PROHIBITS cooking fires, ceremonial 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 fire conditions in the city of Kamloops.

This ban applies to open fires of any size, including cooking fires, ceremonial 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 10-37.

Public inquires can be made to:
Fire Station No. 1
1205 Summit Drive
Phone: 250-372-5131

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