Campfire ban rescinded

The ban was lifted at noon on Friday, because of the decreased fire hazard risk within the region

A campfire ban in Summerland, in place since July 3, has now been rescinded.

The ban was lifted at noon on Friday because of the decreased fire hazard risk within the region.

In addition, Giant’s Head Mountain Park is once again open to motor vehicle traffic.

The park had been closed to motor vehicle traffic since July 10, as a measure to reduce the risk of person-caused fires.

During the summer wildfire season, campfires were banned provincewide. The bans have been lifted in all parts of the province, although restrictions on forest use and open burning restrictions are still in place in the Thompson and Okanagan region, the Cariboo region and southeastern British Columbia.

This year, throughout British Columbia, 1,266 wildfires have resulted in 1.21 million hectares of damage.

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