While the B.C. Wildfire Service has rescinded its campfire ban, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen’s temporary ban on open fires remains in place.
The ban includes campfires and is in effect on lands contained within the regional district’s Fire Protection Areas. These areas include Anarchist Mountain, Kaleden, Keremeos, Naramata, Okanagan Falls, Tulameen and Willowbrook Fire Area.
The reason for the ban include the current weather conditions and the fire risk.
All open fires are prohibited, including campfires and fires in portable wood-burning fireplaces.
Stoves using gas, propane and briquettes are still allowed.