Cat 2 and 3 Fire bans still prohibited in East Kootenay.

You may hear that effective 1pm tomorrow, the Southeast Fire Centre has announced changes to Category 2 Open Fire restrictions for some portions of the Southeast Fire Centre, It is important to note that these changes DO NOT apply to the East Kootenay (neither the Invermere nor the Cranbrook Zone). Category 2 and 3 fires, which are fires larger than 0.5 metres by 0.5 metres, will remain prohibited in the East Kootenay at this time. This includes, the use of fireworks (including firecrackers), burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description, sky lanterns, binary exploding targets, and air curtain burners. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at: