Campfire ban lifted


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Sep 15, 2003 10:08 AM
KAMLOOPS – Recent rain and cooler temperatures has enabled the B.C. Forest Service to remove the campfire ban for the entire Kamloops Fire Centre area. Campfires are allowed as of midnight September 14, 2003.
Use of campfires may resume, as was previously allowed, without restrictions. However, officials are reminding the public to be safe and responsible when having campfires.

Also, with the recent lifting of the backcountry travel restriction for the Kamloops Fire Centre, the B.C. Forest Service expects a large amount of people to be re-entering the backcountry.

As a result, officials are asking all hunters and backcountry travellers to avoid areas where forest fire activity is occurring. There are still a large number of firefighters, equipment operators and forest service personnel working to extinguish forest fires throughout the Kamloops region. Please do not hamper their firefighting efforts. Arrange your hunting and backcountry travel in locations away from forest fire perimeters.

As a safety measure, road usage in around forest fire areas is now being regulated. The B.C. Forest Service thanks you for your cooperation.

If you see a wildfire or unattended campfire report it by calling 1-800-663-5555.

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