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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
CAMPFIRE BAN IN EFFECT
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Spallumcheen, BC

The Township of Spallumcheen, based on recommendations of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Chief and the province, is initiating a campfire ban commencing Wednesday, June 30, 2021.  Due to extreme rise in temperatures, and the extreme heat within our community, it is necessary to prohibit campfires.  The campfire ban will be in effect until noon on October 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded (the Fire Chief in conjunction with the Kamloops Fire Centre will make any decisions regarding rescinding the campfire ban prior to October 15, 2021).  Up to date 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 is currently prohibited within the Township:
The use of sky lanterns,
The use of binary exploding targets, 
The use of tiki and similar kinds of torches,
The use of chimineas,
The use of outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriter Laboratories of Canada (ULC) rating,
The use of air curtain burners,
Open Burning concluded April 15 and is not permitted in the summer months,
BURN BARRELS are not permitted within the Township at any time,
The use of fireworks is only permitted within the Township in the last week of October (and only if there is not a fire ban in effect); otherwise are not permitted.

The Township’s Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw outlines fines up to $10,000.  If you have a campfire, or are burning during a ban, please note that enforcement action may commence.  The Township is in the process of reviewing our Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw with review for an increase in fines for those burning when prohibited.  If you would like to attend future meetings where the bylaw fines are being considered by Council please email a request to electronically attend to mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca with your name, address and contact information with the subject line:  MTI Bylaw Discussion Request.

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:
Cindy Graves, Corporate Officer
Township of Spallumcheen
mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca
250.546.3013