Campfires will be banned in our region as of Thursday afternoon.
The BC Wildfire Service is putting the campfire ban in place in the Southeast Fire Centre to reduce wildfire risk and protect public safety.
The prohibition applies to all public and private lands.
It also covers the use of outdoor stoves and portable campfire apparatuses.
Tiki torches and similar kinds of torches are also off limits.
CSA approved cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes are ok as long as the height of the flame is smaller than 15 centimetres.
The campfire ban will remain in effect until further notice.
Failure to comply could result in a hefty fine or a $10,000 administrative penalty.
Those convicted in court could face a $100,000 fine and jail time.