Three Males Fined for Campfire Ban Violation
Prince George, B.C. – Three males have been hit with a hefty fine after being found sitting around a campfire near Vernon.
RCMP Staff Sergeant Annie Linteau says around 10 last night Vernon RCMP members attended the Rail Trail area off West Kalamalka Lake after receiving a complaint about a small fire burning. when officers arrived on scene, they cam found three males sitting around a campfire. Campfires have been banned throughout the Province. “Winds were gusty and small embers were gently flying from the campfire” says Staff Sergeant Linteau.
The three males were issued a fine of $1150.00 under the Wildfire Act and the fire department was called to ensure the campfire was completely extinguished.