Kamloops Fire Rescue Asks Residents to Stay Vigilant

Release date: 
July 24, 2017

Kamloops, BC - Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR) asks residents to stay on high alert and remain vigilant when it comes to the fire risk in our area. All of our nature parks remain closed due to the extreme fire risk.

Recent rain and cooler weather have made a slight improvement in fire conditions, but the forecast indicates that hot, dry conditions will return. KFR asks residents to understand that an extreme fire risk is still present.

Evidence points to the recent fires in our area being caused by improperly discarded cigarettes. Please discard all smoking materials safely, in approved containers. Approximately 50% of the wildfires burning in BC have been human caused and have resulted in millions of dollars in damage. Remember, any spark or heat source can cause a wildfire.

KFR and the City of Kamloops are working hard to keep you safe and ask you to remain vigilant and be prepared with a grab-and-go kit. For information on how to prepare and what items to have in your kit, please visit www.kamloops.ca/emergencyprogram.

Protect your home from wildfire by using the FireSmart principles. Information on FireSmart is available at www.firesmartcanada.ca and on the City’s website at www.kamloops.ca/firerescue.
 
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Media Contact:
Lyle Weninger, Life Safety Educator
lweninger@kamloops.ca
250-571-2965