Fri Oct 20th, 2017

Oct 20th, 2017: For those driving on Hwy 3 westbound anywhere between Rockcreek and Osoyoos, there has been a gasoline spill along the length of that route making the highway very slippery in places. The highways dept has been called to clean it up however it may take some time. ... See MoreSee Less

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Joni BrownWow, how horrible! Very toxic...sad!

2 days ago
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Becca WarrenCharlene Gfeller Linda Schulte

1 day ago

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Neaqeah SilversShilo maybe tell gma and papa

24 hours ago
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Brian SorensenHow much fuel exactly? Would be hundreds if not thousands of liters to cover the roadway for such a long distance.....

23 hours ago
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Wed Oct 18th, 2017

As relayed to the AMFD Duty Officer from Fire Dispatch in Kelowna and regardless of whether or not this is posted on the RDOS web site, once again, OPEN BURNING in the RDOS is NOT allowed today - Oct, 18th 2017 due to the forecast for very high winds >30kph despite a good venting index.

There have been reports of folks not believing this because it is not posted on the RDOS web site. Please take a moment to think about the rationale behind this decision and refrain from starting a fire that you almost certainly WILL lose control of and be held responsible for. Thanks very much for your diligence in keeping our mountain safe.
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Richard LawlorDoes this prohibition cover the entire RDOS....?

4 days ago

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Joni BrownThank for spelling it out for the kids in the back!

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Tue Oct 17th, 2017

New post added at amfd.org - Can I Burn?: amfd.org/info/can-i-burn/
Whether or not you can burn or have a campfire is governed by the BC Wildfire Act which is implemented in our region by the RDOS and overseen by local fire departments. The act ensures that when burning occurs, it is done safely without impact to others. The main factors affecting burning are the level of humidity in the air and in the ground, the winds and the venting index. Clearly, when it is very dry and the risk of fire spreading fast is high, burning will not be permitted. What is less obvious is that if the smoke from a fire has no way to escape up and would settle over the local area affecting the breathing of all living creatures - burning will not be permitted. This is what happens when the venting index is less than 55. From time to time, the wind speed will be too high to effectively control a small fire - the RDOS will also ban burning during those times. When in doubt, please contact the Fire Dept. to get the latest on whether or not you can burn.



Open Fire Regulations



Click on the title for more information



Campfires

Any fire smaller than 0.5 meters high by 0.5 meters wide



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Category 2 Fires

1 to 2 concurrently burning piles no larger than 2 meters high by 3 meters wide



Stubble or grass burning over an area less than 0.2 hectares



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Category 3 Fires

Any fire larger than 2 meters high by 3 meters wide



3 or more concurrently burning piles no larger than 2 meters high by 3 meters wide



1 or more burning windows



Stubble or grass burning over an area greater than 0.2 hectares





The Wildfire Act applies on both public (Crown) and private land throughout B.C.: Wildfire Act



Please report wildfires by calling *5555 or 1 800 663-5555



Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be fined up to $345. If your fire escapes and results in a wildfire, you may be fined anywhere from $100000 to $1 million and be sentenced to one year in prison.
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Tue Oct 17th, 2017

Please note that OPEN BURNING in the RDOS is NOT allowed today - Oct, 17th 2017 due to the forecast for very high winds >40kph despite a good venting index. Thanks very much for your diligence in keeping our mountain safe. ... See MoreSee Less

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Joni BrownHi, is it possible for you to help me? When I tried to share this information I was told repeatedly that this was not true. I was told it was not on the RDOS website and there was no ban due to winds. Thanks!

4 days ago

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Tue Oct 10th, 2017

New post added at amfd.org - Propane tank: amfd.org/staff/training/propane-tank/


This video graphically shows the effects of sustained high temperatures on a 500 gallon propane tank.
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