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Smith Creek fire ends

Evacuees sit outside of the Emergency Support Services reception centre Friday morning. - Wade Paterson/Capital News
Evacuees sit outside of the Emergency Support Services reception centre Friday morning.
— image credit: Wade Paterson/Capital News

With the rescinding of the evacuation orders and alerts for the Smith Creek Forest Fire, the Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre shut its doors this morning.

With the long B.C. Day holiday weekend approaching, and the fire hazard increasing, residents and visitors are reminded to be vigilant about fire prevention. A campfire ban continues throughout the Central Okanagan and open fires have not been allowed within the boundaries of the regional district since April.

Violators could receive a fine and be charged the cost of a fire department response to a burning complaint.

Residents are encouraged to report anyone who is illegally burning by calling the Regional Fire Dispatch Centre at 250-469-8577.

 

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