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Castlegar fire ban in effect now

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
July 6th, 2015

Due to the very dry weather conditions, the City of Castlegar is implementing a prohibition on all outdoor burning effective July 6 (today) until further notice.  This prohibition includes backyard campfires and fireworks.

Deputy fire chief Sam Lattanzio said conditions within the city (as well as the rest of the province) are tinder-dry and dangerous.

“We’re not trying to be the grinches who stole your summer campfire or weenie roast,” he said. “Accidents can happen so easily – it only takes one spark landing in some dry grass or leaves, and we have a very serious problem.

“Thank you for your cooperation.”

For further information, please contact the firehall at 250-365-3266.

Outside the city limits, there is already a fire ban in effect throughout the Southeast Fire region, in what some have predicted will be the worst wildfire season in recent memory.

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