City suspends backyard fires until further notice

Coinciding with a provincial open fire ban across the region, the City of Kimberley has suspended all backyard fire permits until further notice in an effort to maintain the highest possible air quality, a consideration for people with respiratory problems.

The other main reason behind this ban is to reduce any potential unnecessary calls to the Kimberley Fire Department.

CSA-approved gas burning appliances including outdoor heaters and barbecues are still permitted, provided they are used in accordance with manufacturer guidelines.



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