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https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... l-Okanagan

Someone needs to inform Fire Chiefs from the lower mainland about campfire bans,

Apparently there was one at the campsite we were at who had a group around a roaring campfire. As well as being loud and disruptive late in the night.

You would think they would be the ones to put a stop to someone doing this not the one perpetrating it.

Idiots!
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the fire chiefs in B.C. should be telling the BC government when there should allow campfires. They are the only one with common sense when it comes to fire and not guys in suits.

unless its a life saving need for warmth for people that get lost...there is no need for wood fires in the wild.

Oh ya cooking...there is a lot of backpack campfires to cook your stuff if need be... its called being prepared out there.
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Symbonite wrote: Sep 10th, 2021, 11:49 am unless its a life saving need for warmth for people that get lost...there is no need for wood fires in the wild.
If we lived our lives by banning everything not "needed" to survive our existence wouldn't be worth living.
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Sparki55 wrote: Sep 10th, 2021, 12:00 pm
Symbonite wrote: Sep 10th, 2021, 11:49 am unless its a life saving need for warmth for people that get lost...there is no need for wood fires in the wild.
If we lived our lives by banning everything not "needed" to survive our existence wouldn't be worth living.
Sorry I should have made it more precise... Campfires should be banned from mid spring to mid fall. Any time before and after should be advised by regional fire authorities.

I love campfires in wintertime....
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Symbonite wrote: Sep 10th, 2021, 2:21 pm Sorry I should have made it more precise... Campfires should be banned from mid spring to mid fall. Any time before and after should be advised by regional fire authorities.

I love campfires in wintertime....
Ok, that I can get on board with! So a ban from April 15th to October 15?

The only thing I would miss is early summer fires on beaches that allow it.
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Seems that some of the Fire Chiefs in the RDOS are not too smart. They are as dumb as the Forest Service, for lifting the ban when conditions are still tinder dry. Guess their "stats" aren't high enough. :swear:

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XT225 wrote: Sep 10th, 2021, 5:16 pm Seems that some of the Fire Chiefs in the RDOS are not too smart. They are as dumb as the Forest Service, for lifting the ban when conditions are still tinder dry. Guess their "stats" aren't high enough. :swear:

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#345415
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Sparki55 wrote: Sep 10th, 2021, 5:45 pm
XT225 wrote: Sep 10th, 2021, 5:16 pm Seems that some of the Fire Chiefs in the RDOS are not too smart. They are as dumb as the Forest Service, for lifting the ban when conditions are still tinder dry. Guess their "stats" aren't high enough. :swear:

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#345415
Leave it to the experts. Just as doctors know best for vaccines, firefighters know best for fire bans.
Yes, but its odd that the Forest Service and Fire Chiefs don't seem to agree here; yet they have to work together when fires break out. :135:
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XT225 wrote: Sep 10th, 2021, 5:16 pm Seems that some of the Fire Chiefs in the RDOS are not too smart. They are as dumb as the Forest Service, for lifting the ban when conditions are still tinder dry. Guess their "stats" aren't high enough. :swear:

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#345415
Things are no longer tinder dry its been 3 or 4 degrees in the mornings with dew on everything at my place, its rained several times here and higher up.
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Boy, they took forever to put the fire ban in place even though the province was burning, but no problem removing it a moments notice. Sure, have a fire, its not like were not used to breathing in smoke.
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cr125 wrote: Sep 11th, 2021, 10:21 am Boy, they took forever to put the fire ban in place even though the province was burning, but no problem removing it a moments notice. Sure, have a fire, its not like were not used to breathing in smoke.
That's exactly right; we are tired of breathing in smoke. Finally get a break. Thankfully most of the fire chiefs in the Okanagan are smart enough to keep their local bans in place.
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I just travelled the highway between Kamloops and Vernon and can honestly say that the evergreens are in bad shape. All dried out looking with lots of dead branches hanging down. I don’t believe that area has had any rain.

From the road not much of burn damage noted until you get to Monte Lake where visible damage to forest and to the settlement is quite evident. A sign painted with large letters greets you “Government Arson” that says it all.

Over many years I too have noticed that a campfire ban edict is always slow in coming even though fire hazard was extreme, always waited until AFTER long weekends instead of before. The results easily predictable with more out of control fires and campfires still burning, abandoned.
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Soooo. Are we allowed to have a campfire outside Kelowna city limits now? Say Chute Lake area?
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Seems that all campfires are allowed everywhere (not including cities or towns)
http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScri ... s/Bans.asp
more specific for this region
http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScri ... e.asp?FC=5
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tsayta wrote: Sep 17th, 2021, 9:40 pm Soooo. Are we allowed to have a campfire outside Kelowna city limits now? Say Chute Lake area?
Check with the RDCO website. They still have bans in effect and I don't know if Chute Lake falls in their boundary or not.
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