Campfire Ban In Effect

Wildfire prevention is a shared responsibility. Human-caused wildfires are completely preventable and divert critical resources away from lightning-caused wildfires. The City of Armstrong seasonally experiences a "high" or "extreme" fire rating this time of year and we appreciate our residents and visitors taking care.

Under Direction of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department Chief Ian Cummings, the City of Armstrong is issuing a campfire ban effective noon (12:00 p.m.) on Thursday, August 4, 2022. This fire ban is aligned with the BC Wildfire Service – Kamloops Fire Centre campfire prohibition.

In addition to campfires, Category 2, and Category 3 open fires, the following activities are also prohibited:

the use of fireworks;

the use of sky lanterns;

the use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description;

the use of binary exploding targets;

the use of tiki and similar kinds of torches;

the use of chimineas; and

the use of outdoor stoves and other portable campfire apparatuses not CSA or ULC approved.

This campfire prohibition will remain in effect until noon (12:00 p.m.) on Saturday, October 15, 2022, or until the orders are rescinded.

The City of Armstrong municipal office will be closed for the Christmas holiday Monday, December 26, 2022 to Monday January 2, 2023. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Regular office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 250-546-3023 or email info@cityofarmstrong.bc.ca for further assistance.