Open burning restrictions eased in South Okanagan – Similkameen

Effective at 12 noon on Monday, Oct. 22, all open fires will be permitted within the Kamloops Fire Centre

  • Oct. 23, 2012 12:00 p.m.

Open burning restrictions have been lifted for the South Okanagan - Similkameen regions.

Effective at 12 noon on Monday, Oct. 22,  all open fires will be permitted within the Kamloops Fire Centre, due to a decreased risk of wildfires.

The public can now:

· Burn any material larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide.

· Burn stubble or grass.

· Use fireworks or burning barrels of any size or description.

Anyone considering Category 2 or 3 fires must comply with the Ministry of Environment’s Waste Management Act and open burning smoke control regulation. For more information, go to:


Category 3 fires require a burn registration number, which may be obtained by calling 1-888-797-1717. Individuals who fail to meet these requirements may be subject to fines.



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