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Penticton lifts city-wide ban on fires

On Tuesday, the City of Penticton announced it's lifting a citywide ban on fires. File / Global News

The City of Penticton has lifted its fire ban.

The fire chief said the use of backyard fire pits, category 2 open fires, category 3 open fires and resource management open fires are now permitted.

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The use of fireworks, sky lanterns and burn barrels or cages of any size are also allowed.

The ban had been in place since April 7.

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