Fire ban begins today in Kootenay National Park
In an effort to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires a fire ban has been implemented in Kootenay National Park.
Lighting or maintaining fires is strictly prohibited effective today, Friday, August 5.
This fire ban includes all open fires and prohibits the use of the following items:
Campfires (No wood or briquette fires);
Charcoal or briquette barbecues;
Indoor wood burning stoves;
Outdoor wood burning stoves;
Use of the following items are excluded from the fire ban provided they are under direct supervision and certified by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriters Laboratories (UL):
Portable propane fire pits;
Gas or propane stoves and barbeques designed for cooking or heating;
Propane or gas fueled lanterns (enclosed flame);
Patio heaters (propane, catalytic or infrared/radiant).
The fire ban will be removed as soon as weather and forest conditions permit.
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Kootenay National Park