Effective at noon on Monday, all open fires were permitted within the Kamloops Fire Centre due to a decreased risk of wildfires.
The public can now:
* Burn any material larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide.
* Burn stubble or grass.
* Use fireworks or burning barrels of any size or description.
Anyone considering Category 2 or 3 fires must comply with the Ministry of Environment's Waste Management Act and open burning smoke control regulation. For more information, go to: www.bcairquality.ca
Category 3 fires require a burn registration number, which may be obtained by calling 1 888 797-1717. Individuals who fail to meet these requirements may be subject to fines.