Regional distict issues fire ban following dry conditions

Dry conditions result in a late season fire ban

The regional district joined Kamloops Fire Centre in issuing burning restrictions last week after unseasonally warm and dry temperatures continue to keep fire risks high in the RDOS:

Due to the current high to extreme fire hazard rating in our regional area and the anticipated continuation of warm dry weather conditions, the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is implementing a temporary fire ban.

Effective at noon September 14 and until further notice, all open burning, including campfires, fireworks, will be prohibited in the RDOS in conjunction with the municipalities of Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, Village of Keremeos.

This campfire ban is in effect to protect public safety and to limit the risk of person caused wildfires. This ban does not restrict fires in stoves using gas, propane, or briquettes, but does restrict fires in portable wood burning fireplaces and campfires.

The RDOS thanks the public for their cooperation in complying with the temporary ban.


For further information please contact Dale Kronebusch – Emergency Services Supervisor at (250) 490-4139.