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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implemented on June 30, 2022; these prohibitions will remain in effect until October 15, 2022 or until the orders are rescinded.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; anyone travelling through the backcountry i.e. HWY 99 South should take extreme caution during the current heat event.

Note that this page does not directly involve the Maria Creek Fire, the TFN EOC Staff will update on a different post for clarification reasons, please refer to the Maria Creek Fire Post for up to date info.

Contact:

Fire Information Officer
BC Wildfire Service
Kamloops Fire Centre
250 554-5965



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