Temporary Fire Ban

Due to the High to Extreme fire hazard rating in our regional area and the anticipated continuation of warm dry weather the City of Penticton is implementing a Temporary Fire Ban.

Effective at noon on September 14, 2011 and until further notice all open burning is prohibited in the City of Penticton.  This includes fire pits on the beaches, outdoor fire places and fire works.  Residents and visitors are reminded that campfires are not permitted on any public or private land with in Penticton.

This Fire Ban is in effect to protect public safety and to limit the risk of person-caused wildfires.  Outdoor barbecues and stoves using gas, propane or briquettes are permitted.

All open burning is prohibited in the RDOS in conjunction with the municipalities of Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, Village of Keremeos and the Ministry of Forest and Range, BC Forest Service- Kamloops Fire Centre.

The Penticton Fire Department thanks the public for their cooperation in complying with the temporary fire ban.