Enderby will lift its campfire ban as of noon Wednesday.
Fire chief Cliff Vetter says recent rain and cooler weather have reduced the fire hazard.
“Despite this, the area is still dry and the public is asked to be extremely cautious if they choose to have a campfire. All campfires should be conducted in accordance with relevant bylaws and regulations.”
Vetter says a responsible person should be in charge of the campfire at all times.
“To ensure it is fully extinguished before you leave the area, that an adequate water and a hand tool is kept nearby for fire suppression, and a fuel break is created around the perimeter of the campfire that is free of combustibles.”
The change applies within the City of Enderby and the Shuswap River Fire Protection District.
A ban on open burning in Enderby remains in place.
In addition, within the City of Enderby there are specific regulations on outdoor fireplaces that must be followed under its Good Neighbour Bylaw.
An outdoor fireplace must be a secured, CSA approved container using seasoned wood, charcoal briquettes, propane or natural gas, and used only for providing light or heat or cooking food.
These regulations only apply within City limits, and do not apply to the Shuswap River Fire Protection District.