Extreme fire danger rating in Kelowna area

If you see smoke call #5555. The fire danger rating is now extreme.

  • Jun. 7, 2016 1:00 p.m.

The fire danger rating is now considered extreme for the Kelowna area and it is forecasted that this rating will remain over the next few days.

“The Kelowna Fire Department reminds residents and visitors to be very careful to prevent fires,” reads a press release, from the city.

“Open burning or fireworks are not allowed within Kelowna city boundaries, cigarette smoking is banned in City parks and all smoking material should be extinguished carefully.”

Anyone who sees smoke or fire in any park should immediately call *5555, the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch, or 911.

The Kamloops Fire Centre has the latest information on burning restrictions at http://bcwildfire.ca, under Fire Danger.

For more fire prevention information, visit kelowna.ca/fire.


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