Campfires and open burning is now allowed in the Clearwater and Salmon Arm regions with the arrival of cool, wet weather.
People can now burn in B.C. parks, Crown and private lands but they still need a registration number to burn piles that are more than two metres high or three metres wide as well as stubble or grass over more than 2,000 square metres or more than two piles of any size.
Registration numbers can be obtained by calling 1-888-797-1717.
Fires larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide are still prohibited in the rest of the Kamloops Fire Centre until Oct. 31.
The Kamloops Fire Centre stretches from the northern border of Wells Grey Park near Blue River to the U.S. border to the south, and from the Bridge River Glacier west of Gold Bridge to the Monashee Mountains east of Lumby.
Local governments with forest fire prevention bylaws and fire departments determine burning rules within municipal boundaries.
To report a wildfire, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.