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Still in Effect: Kamloops will begin prohibiting category 2 open fires on July 15, 2022 at 12 p.m. noon throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre. This prohibition is in addition to the category 3 open fire prohibition implemented on June 30, 2022; these prohibitions will remain in effect until October 15, 2022 or until the orders are rescinded. As of Friday July 15, 2022 specific fire prohibited activities will include level 2 and level 3 category fires, fireworks, sky lanterns and burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description, except when used for a campfire as defined by the Wildfire Regulation. In addition to Category 2 and 3 open fires, Campfires are now also prohibited.

Update July 20, 2022: BC has just released a Yellow Weather Notification from the Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) which regards an upcoming "Heat Wave," event beginning July 24, to July 27, with possible extensions to the Heat Wave leading into July, 30. As always, please consult BCWS or EMBC for further details on weather patterns or ever changing disasters. This has been extended into the next week.

Update July 27, 2022: EMBC has issued a "High Streamflow Advisory" along with its' current Heat Advisory. The Pemberton, Lillooet Lake and Lillooet River and Tributaries have been upgraded to a "flood watch" as per EMBC recommendations and the High Streamflow Advisory has been issued to the Squamish River, including Tributaries such as the Elaho River, and the Sea-to-sky rivers and creeks, especially glacially influenced rivers. This all comes as a result of the current heat wave melting the high elevation snow and glaciers in the region. The heat is now expected to reach into next week.

Update Sept 1, 2022: District of Lillooet Open Burning and Campfire Prohibition Remains in effect. The Kamloops Fire Centre's Campfire Ban Order is being rescinded effective at noon on Friday September 2, 2022, however the District of Lillooet's Municipal Open Burning Prohibition will remain in effect. This prohibition (ban) includes all open fires - including the solid fuel campfires - which will be prohibited within the entire boundary of the District of Lillooet. This prohibition will remain in place until the October 15, 2022, or until the order in rescinded. In addition to campfires, this prohibition applies to open fires of any size.

This step is being taken to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. Non-compliance with the fire ban may result in a fine up to $500.00 per offense.

Contact: Lillooet Contact:

Fire Information Officer Darren Oike, Fire Chief
BC Wildfire Service Lillooet Fire Department
Kamloops Fire Centre Email: lfd.chief@lillooet.ca
250 554-5965 Tel: (250) 256-4289

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