Just a reminder that a fire ban goes into place today at noon. It affects category 2 fires, NOT campfires, as we head into a nice weekend. The campfires need to be smaller than half a metre high. Nor does the ban apply to cooking stives that use gas, propane or briquettes. However, Wildfire Services BC officials are asking those who may be out with campfires in the coming days to ensure they are out and campers have at least eight litres of water and a shovel on hand to properly extinguish the fire.