Fire bans in place

As the fire risk increases, the municipality and the Kamloops Fire Centre have both issued campfire bans in the area.

As the fire risk increases, the municipality and the Kamloops Fire Centre have both issued campfire bans in the area.

Both bans will take effect on Friday, Aug. 17 at noon.

The bans are in place as the fire danger rating is high throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, with a few pockets where the danger rating is extreme.

Those violating the Kamloops Fire Centre’s ban may be issued a ticket for up to $345 and anyone causing a wildfire through arson or recklessness may face up to $1 million in fines and three years in prison and will be held accountable for associated fire costs.

Gas or propane stoves and briquettes are not affected by the ban.

The fire ban is in place in the Lillooet, Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Merrit, Vernon and Penticton Fire Zones.

Summerland is in the Penticton Fire Zone.