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Summerland implements ban on campfires

Ban takes effect Thursday, June 8 at noon
A campfire ban is now in place in Summerland. (Black Press file photo)

Effective at noon on Thursday June 8 and until further notice, campfires are prohibited within the District of Summerland.

This campfire ban, issued by the Summerland Fire Department, was put into effect to protect public safety and to limit the risk of person-caused fires.

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Due to extreme temperatures, dry conditions and the high-extreme fire danger rating, the campfire ban will remain in effect until further notice, fire chief Rob Robinson said in a news release.

This ban does not restrict fires in stoves, barbeques or portable campfire rings utilizing gas, propane, or briquettes.

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket up to $2,000. In addition, if the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be responsible for all firefighting and associated costs.

The Summerland Fire Department thanks the public for their co-operation in complying with the ban.

Additional information on the ban can be found online at

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