A campfire ban continues in the Southeast Fire Centre.

A campfire ban continues in the Southeast Fire Centre.

Campfire ban remains in place in Southeast Fire Centre

Parts of southeast BC have received varying amounts of rain over the past week, but a campfire ban imposed July 3 remains in effect.

Parts of southeast BC have received varying amounts of rain over the past week, but a campfire ban imposed July 3 remains in effect throughout the Southeast Fire Centre.

That’s in addition to Category 2 and 3 open burning prohibitions that are still in effect.

“Although some areas have received a considerable amount of rain, it has only temporarily lowered fire danger ratings,” the centre said in a prepared statement.

The forecast calls for a return to hot and dry conditions and these ratings are expected to rise again quickly.