Fire ban lifted for designated spots


The Penticton Fire Department has announced that the campfire ban issued this summer will be lifted at 12 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2023.

The only locations where campfires are allowed in Penticton are Three Mile Beach, Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake in the designated fire pits. Portable propane fire places are permitted in all parks.

Anyone found in violation of the remaining open fire ban may be fined. Anyone who causes a wildfire through arson or recklessness may also be fined up to $1 million, spend up to three years in prison and be held accountable for associated firefighting costs.

The City of Penticton thanks the public in advance for its co-operation in complying with the remaining open fire ban, such as the burning of agricultural clippings, which need permits.

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