High fire danger ratings persist throughout the regional district as our dry and unseasonably warm weather continues past Thanksgiving weekend.
To protect public safety and reduce the risk of person caused fires in our regional area, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is implementing an extension to the No Burning Regulation until November 1.
Effective immediately and until further notice, all open burning of any materials piled larger than 1/2 meter high by 1/2 meter wide, stubble or grass, fireworks or burning barrels of any size or description. This prohibition in the RDOS is also in conjunction with the municipalities of Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, Village of Keremeos, Hedley Improvement District and the Ministry of Forest and Range, BC Forest Service – Kamloops Fire Centre
This No Burning extension is in effect to protect public safety and to limit the risk of person-caused wildfires. This ban does not restrict fires in portable propane gas, briquette, wood burning fireplaces and campfires.