July 14, 2014 8:02 pm

Campfire ban starts Wednesday

Global News

KELOWNA — Campers will have to find another way to roast their marshmallows.

A campfire ban goes in effect this week in the Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes the Okanagan.

Officials say the ban is necessary to prevent any more human caused wildfires and to protect public safety.

They say the fire danger rating is ‘high’.  In some areas the rating is extreme.

The campfire ban goes into effect Wednesday, July 16.

There’s already a ban on open burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre including open fires of any size.

The ban does not include cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.

The fine for breaking the ban can reach $345.  Causing a wildfire can result in $1 million fine and three years in prison.

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