Campfire Ban Lifted

Effective at noon on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, campfires will once again be allowed throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, Southeast Fire Centre and Cariboo Fire Centre. A return to more seasonal weather conditions and recent precipitation has reduced the wildfire risk in these areas.

The BC Wildfire Service reminds the public that Category 2 and Category 3 open fires, which are fires larger than 0.5 metres by 0.5 metres, remain prohibited in these three fire centres.



Fire Ban Continues

As we enter the September long weekend the Barriere Fire Department would like to remind you a TOTAL Fire Ban is still in effect.

With almost no precipitation over several months and hot and dry conditions forecast into the future we are still experiencing an EXTREME Fire Danger Rating.

Anyone in violation of the ban will face a $300 bylaw ticket for contravening Bylaw 55. You could also face a violation ticket of up to $1150 from BCWildfire.

We THANK YOU for your patience and continued support during this ban.




Effective July 01 2017 A FULL FIRE BAN will be in effect until further notice within the Barriere and Area Fire District.

As the area has now reached a High fire danger with pockets of Extreme the Fire Chief is enforcing a full fire ban until weather permits.

Residents outside the fire district are encouraged to check with BC Wildfire on all current restrictions.

Residents inside the fire district can find up-to-date information regarding restrictions at, Barriere Fire Department Facebook page, and the

Thank you for your patience as we enter the summer time heat!

Fire Chief

Drew McMartin

Fire Ban


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Effective at noon on Friday, July 3, 2015, all open fires —including campfires–will be prohibited throughout the entire Kamloops Fire Centre. This prohibition will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

This step is being taken to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.


This Includes the Barriere Fire District if we find you burning in contravention of Bylaw 55 you are subject to a fine of $300!

We ask that you please be patient and wait until the ban has been lifted to resume campfire burns!