Special occasion fires now banned

Effective at 12 noon on Friday, July 7, and until further notice, all Special Occasion Fires are banned in the City of Revelstoke, says Fire Chief Rob Girard.

Special occasion fires include private yard fires as well as campfires/pit fires.

This fire ban has been implemented in conjunction with the campfire ban issued by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Southeast Fire Centre.

The fire hazard rating for Revelstoke and surrounding area is currently classified as extreme danger with more hot and dry weather forecast.

To report a violation of the Special Occasion Fire Ban, please call Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services at 250-837-2884. To report a fire emergency, please call 911.

For now there are no fires in the Southeast Fire Centre.