Two more regions will be banning campfires this week.
The Kamloops and Southeast Fire Centres will implement the bans at noon Thursday, to help prevent human caused wildfires.
The Kamloops Centre includes the Okanagan and Shuswap.
“The BC Wildfire Service is dealing with several large fires in the Kamloops Fire Centre as a result of lightning storms that moved through the Okanagan last week,” says a release. “Hot and dry conditions are expected to continue. The fire danger ratings in the Kamloops Fire Centre are now generally “moderate” or “high”, but these ratings will likely increase this week.”
The ban will also includes things like fireworks, sky lanterns and burn barrels.
A map of affected areas is available here: http://ow.ly/4Qs830l6oQZ
The Coastal Fire Centre is the only region in BC that currently has a campfire ban in place.