Campfire ban rescinded in Okanagan
OKANAGAN — After more than a month with campfire-free camping, you can now roast those marshmallows once again. Thanks to some cooler weather and a bit of rain the Wildfire Management Branch lifted the campfire ban in for the entire Kamloops fire centre.
Open burning, including any fires larger than half a meter high by half a meter wide, is still prohibited, and if you’re caught in violation you can face a fine upwards of $345.
The Regional District of Central Okanagan warns no campfires are allowed at any time within the City of Kelowna, however they aren’t prohibited in West Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, Joe Rich, Ellision, Wilson’s Landing and North Westside.
The fire danger rating in the Penticton and Salmon Arm fire zones is at moderate or low, depending on the area.