VANCOUVER - A beautiful end to B.C.'s summer has prompted yet another fire ban, which now means no burning in most of the province.

Fire Information Officer Lindsay Carnes says conditions are so warm and dry that minor smouldering from lightning strikes over a month ago have grown into fires.

Carnes says those flames were expected to go out with the wet weather that usually leads into the fall.

The latest ban started Thursday and includes the forest districts of Mackenzie, Fort St. John, Fort St. James, Dawson Creek and Vanderhoof.

Carnes says the latest bans, in addition to other fire bans issued earlier, means most of the province is covered.

The prohibitions apply to fireworks and the burning of waste, slash and grass.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version wrongly said the ban applies to campfires.

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  • Six-year-old Peachland wildfire evacuee Azaneth Mejia waits outside an evacuation centre with family friend Carmon Gorzynski in West Kelowna, B.C., on Monday September 10, 2012. One millimetre of rain and calmer winds overnight brought a small amount of relief to fire crews and about 1,500 residents who were quickly evacuated from their homes Sunday in the face of a raging wildfire in Peachland.

  • Fire investigators examine an area where they believe a wildfire started in Peachland, B.C., on Tuesday September 11, 2012. Forestry officials say the fire is 75% contained but 258 people are still not allowed to return home. An evacuation order was lifted for part of the area late Monday allowing approximately 1,100 people to return home.

  • A home destroyed by wildfire is seen next to another home not damaged in Peachland, B.C., on Monday September 10, 2012.

  • Forest Protection Officer Jim Mottishaw talks about a property that was destroyed by a wildfire in Peachland, B.C., on Monday September 10, 2012.

  • A wildfire burns in Peachland, B.C. on September 11, 2012. Officials report the fire is 75 per cent contained and the evacuation order has been rescinded.

  • A wildfire burns in Peachland, B.C. on September 11, 2012. Officials report the fire is 75 per cent contained and the evacuation order has been rescinded.

  • A wildfire burns in Peachland, B.C. on September 11, 2012. Officials report the fire is 75 per cent contained and the evacuation order has been rescinded.

  • A helicopter drops water on a wildfire in Peachland, B.C., on Monday September 10, 2012. One millimetre of rain and calmer winds overnight brought a small amount of relief to fire crews and about 1,500 residents who were quickly evacuated from their homes Sunday in the face of a raging wildfire in Peachland.

  • A helicopter drops water on a wildfire in Peachland, B.C., on Monday September 10, 2012. One millimetre of rain and calmer winds overnight brought a small amount of relief to fire crews and about 1,500 residents who were quickly evacuated from their homes Sunday in the face of a raging wildfire in Peachland.

  • A helicopter draws water from Lake Okanagan while battling a wildfire in Peachland, B.C., on Monday September 10, 2012.

  • A wild fire burns out of control on highway 97C near Peachland, B.C. on Sunday September 9, 2012.Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about a thousand people from the path of a wildfire raging near Peachland, B.C.

  • People watch smoke from a fire near Peachland, B.C. as they sit on Gyro beach in Kelowna on Sunday September 9, 2012. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about a thousand people from the path of a wildfire raging near Peachland, B.C.

  • A wild fire burns out of control along highway 97C near Peachland, B.C. on Sunday September 9, 2012. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about a thousand people from the path of a wildfire raging near Peachland, B.C.

  • A wild fire burns out of control along highway 97C near Peachland, B.C. on Sunday September 9, 2012. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about a thousand people from the path of a wildfire raging near Peachland, B.C.

  • A wild fire burns out of control along highway 97C near Peachland, B.C. on Sunday September 9, 2012. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about a thousand people from the path of a wildfire raging near Peachland, B.C.

  • Areas affected by Peachland evacuation order

    Mmap of areas affected by the <a href="http://www.kelowna.ca/CM/AssetFactory.aspx?did=11735">Peachland evacuation order/alert</a>.

  • A wild fire burns out of control on highway 97C near Peachland, B.C. on Sunday September 9, 2012.Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about a thousand people from the path of a wildfire raging near Peachland, B.C.

  • Work crews gather along highway 97C near where a wild fire burns out of control near Peachland, B.C. on Sunday September 9, 2012. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of about a thousand people from the path of a wildfire raging near Peachland, B.C.


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  • Kelowna Fire In 2003

    The Okanagan Mountain Park forest fire seen from Peachland, B.C., lights up the night sky Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003.

  • Kelowna Fire In 2003

    Residents watch the approaching flames in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday Aug. 22, 2003.

  • Kelowna Fire In 2003

    The Okanagan Mountian Park forest fire rages above homes in the Mission area of Kelowna early Saturday, Aug, 23, 2003.

  • Kelowna Fire In 2003

    A sky crane helicopter drops a load of fire retardant on a Kettle Valley Railway Bridge in Kelwona, B.C., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003.

  • Kelowna Fire In 2003

    A bridge along the Kettle Valley Railway was one of many threatened by a wild forest fire burning in the the area of Kelowna, B.C., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003.

  • Kelowna Fire In 2003

    The remains of homes consumed by a wild forest fire last night sit beside a boulder at the entrance of a sub-division in the Crawford Estates area in Kelowna, B.C., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003.

  • Kelowna Fire In 2003

    The doorway of home is all that is left as a wild forest fire swept through the neighbourhood in the Crawford Estates area in Kelowna, B.C., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003.

  • Kelowna Fire In 2003

    Smoke clouds the air on Highway 97 South to Kelowna and surrounding areas early Saturday Aug. 23, 2003.

  • Kelowna Fire In 2003

    Highway 27 South heading to Kelowna, B.C. is deserted early Saturday Aug. 22, 2003, as a forest fire smolders in the background.

  • Kelowna Fire In 2003

    Smoke pours out from the trees as the Okanagan Mountain Park forest fire burns above the city of Kelowna, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003.

  • Kelowna Fire In 2003

    A pair of burnt bicycles lay among the debris of a burnt house in the Okaview area of Kelowna, B.C., Monday, Aug. 25, 2003.

  • Kelowna Fire In 2003

    Kelowna firefighter Shawn O'Reilly describes to the media the challenges he and other firefighters faced while battling a forest fire during a tour of the Okaview area inKelowna, B.C., on Monday, Aug. 25, 2003.

  • Kelowna Fire In 2003

    A plastic outdoor patio set and canvas tent is all that is left of a home consumed by a wild forest fire in the subur of Okaview in Kelowna, B.C., Monday, Aug. 25, 2003.