City lifts fire ban; fireworks now allowed
The City of Kamloops has followed the lead of the Kamloops Fire Centre in lifting the fire ban — which is good news for fans of fireworks as vendors will be able to sell their wares in time for Halloween night.
The citywide fire ban was rescinded this week due to the favourable weather conditions and the wildfire danger rating being reduced to moderate.
Open burning for the purposes of yard clean-up will be permitted from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30.
Permits may be purchased at Fire Station No. 1 at 1205 Summit Dr. from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost of the permit is $50 — cash or cheque only.
Farm, hazard mitigation (pine beetle) and land clearing permits will be available from Nov. 1 to March 31, 2013.
These permits require a site inspection.
The sale and discharge of consumer fireworks will be permitted until Nov. 1.
As a reminder, any open burning within the City of Kamloops and Tk’emlups Indian Band requires a permit.
Anyone burning without a permit will be subject to a minimum fine of $500.
The city wants to remind residents that the wildland urban interface areas are still dry and to take precautions when having an open fire.
For additional permit information, call 250-372-5131 or go online to kamloops.ca/firerescue.