Open Burning Now Permitted in Kamloops Fire Centre and Village of Keremeos

Category 2 and Category 3 open fires are now permitted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, due to a decreased wildfire risk in the region.

 

The rescinding of these prohibitions applies to all BC Parks, Crown Lands and private lands in the Kamloops Fire Centre, as well as the Village of Keremeos municipal boundaries.

 

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at http://ow.ly/znny309kJv5

 

Anyone wishing to light a Category 3 open fire must obtain a burn registration number ahead of time by calling 1-888-797-1717 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.  A burn registration number is not required to light a Category 2 open fire.

 

Anyone who lights, fuels or uses a Category 2 or Category 3 open fire must comply with the Environmental Management Act and the open burning smoke control regulation.  The act requires individuals to check local venting conditions prior to lighting a fire and ensure that conditions are favourable for burning.  Local venting conditions can be obtained by calling 1-888-281-2992 or visiting http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/epdpa/venting/.

 

Further information, including a person’s legal obligations when conducting an open burn, can be found online at www.gov.bc.ca/wildfirebans.

 

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1-800-663-5555 toll-free.

 

For up-to-date information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, call 1-888-3-FOREST or visit www.bcwildfire.ca

 

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Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:30am