Tempory fire ban still in effect

Although BC Wildfire Service has rescinded the campfire ban on those lands which fall within their provincial fire jurisdiction, both the City of Penticton and Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen’s (RDOS) temporary open fire bans remain in place. 

The RDOS, in conjunction with the municipalities of Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton and the Village of Keremeos has determined that due to the current weather conditions and fire risk, the ban should remain in place. The ban includes campfires, remains in place for those lands which are contained within the RDOS Fire Protection Areas, which include the Anarchist Mountain, Kaleden, Keremeos Naramata, Okanagan Falls, Tulameen and Willowbrook Fire Area. 

This ban includes all open fires, including campfires and fires in portable wood burning fireplaces.  The ban does not restrict fires in stoves using gas, propane or briquettes.

Provincial Parks and Campgrounds are Crown Land and fall under the authority of the BC Wildfire Services area.

For information, contact 250-490-2300.