No campfire ban in Kamloops despite high fire danger rating

By Jill Sperling
July 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

KAMLOOPS — Much of the province has been experiencing a long stretch of dry, hot weather, but a campfire ban has yet to go into effect in the Kamloops Fire Centre.

There has been little precipitation across the southern half of B.C., resulting in a campfire ban in the Coastal Fire Centre, which goes into effect tomorrow (July 6). 

The fire danger rating in the Kamloops Fire Centre is currently high to extreme, but small campfires a still permitted. 

"It's hard to speculate when we'll implement (a campfire), but we are monitoring the situation closely," Provincial Fire Information Officer Claire Allen said. "As of right now we do not have one in place, but we do have a Category 2 and a Category 3 open fire prohibition for the Kamloops Fire Centre."

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