Enderby Lifts Campfire Ban

Enderby has announced that will lift its campfire ban as of noon on Wednesday, October 4th. This applies within the City of Enderby and the Shuswap River Fire Protection District.

Following recent precipitation and cooler temperatures, the hazard has been reduced such that we can lift the campfire ban, said Enderby & District Fire Chief Cliff Vetter. Despite this, the area is still dry and the public is asked to be extremely cautious if they choose to have a campfire. All campfires should be conducted in accordance with relevant bylaws and regulations.

If you choose to have a campfire, please ensure that a responsible person is in charge at all times, it is fully extinguished before you leave the area, adequate water and a hand tool is kept nearby for fire suppression, and a fuel break is created around the perimeter of the campfire that is free of combustibles.

In addition, within the City of Enderby there are specific regulations on outdoor fireplaces that must be followed under its Good Neighbour Bylaw. An outdoor fireplace must be a secured, CSA approved container using seasoned wood, charcoal briquettes, propane or natural gas, and used only for providing light or heat or cooking food. These regulations only apply within City limits, and do not apply to the Shuswap River Fire Protection District.

The prohibition on open burning continues to apply.