Due to recent precipitation, Enderby & District Fire Chief Kevin Alstad has rescinded the campfire ban as of 5pm on Thursday, August 21, 2014. The ban had applied to the City of Enderby and the Shuswap Fire Protection District.
A similar ban was rescinded throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre at the same time.
“The recent rains have resulted in a decreased wildfire risk,” says Alstad. “However, anyone lighting a campfire must use caution and should follow the provincial regulations.”
The provincial regulations are:
- The campfire must not be bigger than a half-metre wide or a half-metre high.
- Flammable material (such a twigs and pine needles) must be removed from around the campfire area and this fuel-free area must be maintained while the campfire is burning.
- A shovel or at least eight litres of water must be available onsite to properly extinguish the fire.
- A campfire must never be left unattended.
- The ashes must be cool to the touch before you leave the area for any length of time.
Despite rescinding the ban, all existing City of Enderby regulations on nuisance smoke and open air burning remain in place. For further information, please see Part V of the Good Neighbour Bylaw.