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Campfire ban lifted for Kamloops Fire Centre

BC Wildfire made the annoucement June 15
Campfire. (Phil McLachlan/ Black Press file photo)

With cooler weather and rain arriving across the Kamloops Fire Centre, the campfire ban has partially been rescinded.

The fire centre, which makes up a good portion of the Southern Interior, is expecting temperatures in the high teens and low 20s over the weekend.

Category 1 fires will be allowed as of noon on June 16. These include any fire no larger than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide.

Any larger fires, which fit into Category 2 and Category 3, are still not permitted.

Fireworks and sky lanterns are also banned.

Tickets for contravening these bans can be up to $1,150, an administrative penalty of $10,000, or if convicted in court, jail time is an option.

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Jake Courtepatte

About the Author: Jake Courtepatte

Editor of Kelowna Capital News & West K News since February 2022. I have spent the majority of my career working in the Toronto area as both a sports reporter and a general reporter.
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