Effective at 12 noon on Tuesday, May 15, the size of open fires will be restricted in most of the Kamloops Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public.
Since April 1, Kamloops Fire Centre crews have responded to wildfire incidents covering more than 100 hectares. Many of these wildfires resulted from poorly planned open burning.
This prohibition applies to all areas of the Kamloops Fire Centre except the Clearwater and Salmon Arm fire zones. Anyone conducting Category two or three fires outside of those two zones must extinguish such fires by noon on May 15. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 15, or until further notice.