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I hope the cops catch them...idiots
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Of the 8 large interface fire that have occur in West Kelowna & surrounding areas since 2009, not 1 was caused by a campfire...

Glenrosa - Unknown, human caused.
Rose Valley - Unknown, human caused.
Terrace Mountain - Unknown, human caused.
Drought Hill - Tree on power line.
Bear Creek - Unknown, human caused.
Wilson's Landing - Lightning.
Peachland - Unknown, human caused.
Smith Creek - Unknown, human caused.

Maybe we should try and find out what is causing these 'unknown' fires before we start slapping fines on people who are cautious with their campfire. Of course there's always a risk with a campfire, but there's also a risk that something could get caught on the exhaust of your vehicle & start a fire.
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Quailize wrote:Maybe we should try and find out what is causing these 'unknown' fires before we start slapping fines on people who are cautious with their campfire.
Not very responsible people if they're getting fined.
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Quailize wrote:Yes I hear what you all are saying but I think there needs to be an exception in the ban.

No, there shouldn't be. Embers can wreck havoc yards away, underground and smoke can reappear further up a hill.
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Quailize wrote:P.S, dumb people are going to have campfires regardless of the ban. It doesn't really change much except prevent people with common sense from having a fire...

Again, yes it does change the frequency of reported campfires.
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Just because they got a fine doesn't mean they weren't responsible, it just means they got caught. Everyone who gets caught gets a fine, regardless if it's a 10ft bonfire in the middle of the forest or a small fire for cooking hotdogs on a beach in a proper fire pit.
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Fancy wrote:No, there shouldn't be. Embers can wreck havoc yards away, underground and smoke can reappear further up a hill.


Sounds like you are fear mongering. Again, in case you haven't noticed, the ban doesn't really do anything. If you go camping up at a lake you will still find lots of people having fires.
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Just because you haven't seen anything like that doesn't mean I haven't.
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Quailize wrote:Just because they got a fine doesn't mean they weren't responsible, it just means they got caught. Everyone who gets caught gets a fine, regardless if it's a 10ft bonfire in the middle of the forest or a small fire for cooking hotdogs on a beach in a proper fire pit.

Of course they're not responsible knowing there's a campfire ban on.
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I haven't seen anything like that & I highly doubt I will because I am careful when I have a campfire.

Point is, people have campfires ban or no ban, it doesn't change anything except people have to go driving up into the mountains to have a fire instead of having one in a campfire pit at the local lake.
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If a root, particularly a dead one, is exposed to fire, it may smoulder underground and ignite the parent tree long after the original fire is doused and the campers have left the area
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Quailize wrote:Just because they got a fine doesn't mean they weren't responsible, it just means they got caught.


Here is a big part of the problem with people today. As long as I don't get caught it's OK.
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Quailize wrote:I haven't seen anything like that & I highly doubt I will because I am careful when I have a campfire.

Point is, people have campfires ban or no ban, it doesn't change anything except people have to go driving up into the mountains to have a fire instead of having one in a campfire pit at the local lake.

And I'd be in line phoning a complaint in.
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Bsuds wrote:Here is a big part of the problem with people today. As long as I don't get caught it's OK.
Entitlement? Wonder why irresponsible people think they are being responsible when thumbing their nose at the law.
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Quailize wrote:Sounds like you are fear mongering. Again, in case you haven't noticed, the ban doesn't really do anything. If you go camping up at a lake you will still find lots of people having fires.


True unfortunately many do not comply with the ban, can't fix stupid.

Oh yeah I got it, if a persons campfire causes or creates a forest fire. Some or all the costs of putting out that forest fire, should be charged to idiot that started campfire during a ban.

Maybe you can't fix stupid, but you can drain its bank account.
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