City of Kamloops Reopens Parks

Release date: 
July 25, 2017

Kamloops, BC - The current wildfire situation in our region has stabilized due to firefighting efforts and the recent cooler weather. Additional out-of-province resources have provided much needed relief. Provincial firefighting resources in the Kamloops area are now more readily available if they are required.

After careful consideration, the Fire Chief has rescinded the closure order of parks within the City of Kamloops effective 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Dry, hot conditions within the city are common throughout the summer months. It is important that the pubic remain aware of the potential for fire and act accordingly, including adhering to the no smoking in public parks policies outlined in Parks Regulation Bylaw No. 35-66  and disposing of smoking materials in the proper receptacle.

In addition, Kamloops Fire Rescue asks private landowners to be “FireSmart” and remove flammable materials from their yards by clearing away debris and branches within 10 m of their home. Further Information on being “FireSmart” can be found at www.bcwildfire.ca/Prevention/docs/homeowner-firesmart.pdf

Kamloops Fire Rescue thanks the public for respecting the park closures and encourages everyone to practices fire safety.
 
 
Mike Adams, Fire Chief
Kamloops Fire Rescue
250-828-3725
madams@kamloops.ca