Effective at noon today, the campfire ban in the Kamloops Fire Centre is lifted.

BC Wildfire Service is lifting the ban, which has been in effect for most of the summer, due to recent rainfall and cooler temperatures. They do remind the public, however, that there is still risk of uncontrolled burning if not done in a safe and responsible manner.

The District of Logan Lake, however, is maintaining their fire ban.

“The District is aware that campfire bans across the province of BC have been lifted, however the campfire ban for the District of Logan Lake is still in effect and residents will be notified when the campfire ban is rescinded,” said Logan Lake Fire Chief Doug Wilson in a statement.

Douglas Lake is also maintaining its fire ban.

Category 2 and Category 3 fires remain prohibited, which includes the use of fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels and burn cages. These restrictions will remain in place until October 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded.

Campfires are defined as any fire smaller than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 meters wide, and must be attended to at all times.

Permits are still required.