Due to ongoing dry conditions and little precipitation in the forecast, the fire hazard in the City of Enderby and the Shuswap River Fire Protection District remains high. As a result, the restrictions on open air burning, including campfires, will remain in place.
“The Enderby & District Fire Department thanks residents and visitors for continuing to observe the ban on open air burning and campfires,” says Fire Chief Cliff Vetter. “The wildfire risk remains high, despite the cooler temperatures. This measure will help prevent human-caused wildfires until the hazard level drops. While we often follow the Kamloops Fire Centre’s lead on fire prevention measures, in this case the local conditions merit additional protection.”
In addition to campfires, this prohibition applies to open fires of any size, industrial burning, fireworks, tiki torches, sky lanterns and burning barrels. This prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating that uses briquettes, liquid fuel or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.
This ban will continue until notice is given by the Fire Chief for the Enderby & District Fire Department that it has been rescinded.