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The Township of Spallumcheen, based on recommendations from the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Chief and the Kamloops Fire Centre, is initiating a campfire ban commencing Thursday, August 4, 2022 at noon. Due to the hot dry conditions within our community, it is necessary to prohibit campfires at this time. The campfire ban will be in effect until noon on October 15, 2022, or until the order is rescinded (the Fire Chief in conjunction with the Kamloops Fire Centre will make any decisions regarding rescinding the campfire ban prior to October 15, 2022).  Current information regarding fire bans and any fire related notifications will be posted on the Township’s website.

Please note open burning concluded April 15 & is currently not permitted within the Township of Spallumcheen.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

In addition to campfires, the following types of activities which could lead to wildfire, are currently prohibited within the Township:
The use of:
o sky lanterns,
o binary exploding targets, 
o tiki and similar kinds of torches,
o chimineas,
o outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriter Laboratories of Canada (ULC) rating,
o air curtain burners,
o fireworks (only permitted during the last week of October)
Open Burning concluded April 15 and is not currently permitted,
BURN BARRELS are not permitted within the Township at any time.

If you have a campfire, are burning during a ban, or found using any of the prohibited devices above, please note that enforcement action may commence including daily fines of $250.00 per occurrence.  

Information is provided on the Township’s website under News, as well as under Departments, Fire Department at www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca.

For more information regarding this release, please contact the Township office at 250-546-3013.

 

Media Contact:

Lisa Gyorkos, Deputy Corporate Officer
Township of Spallumcheen
mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca
250.546.3013