As of noon on Wednesday, Sept. 14, all campfires in all Central Okanagan municipalities were prohibited.
The ban coincides with a similar action announced by the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations across the Kamloops Fire Centre region, which includes the Central Okanagan.
In effect until Oct. 15, the campfire ban order is due to extremely dry conditions and an extended period of hot, dry weather.
Violators could receive a fine as well as be charged the cost of a fire department’s response to a burning complaint.