City parks reopen; Kamloops Fire Rescue urges caution
Mike McDonald - Reporter
City parks have reopened today though Kamloops Fire Rescue warns there is still danger out there.
(JENNIFER STAHN / iNFOnews.ca)
July 25, 2017 - 11:41 AM
KAMLOOPS - City parks that have been closed in Kamloops for over two weeks because of the high fire hazard reopen today.
Kamloops fire chief Mike Adams has rescinded the closure order and the City's parks will reopen at noon today, July 25, according to a City of Kamloops media release.
Adams says wildfire conditions in the region have stablized thanks to the recent cooler weather and firefighting efforts.
“Many resources have been stood down and made available to us should they be required," Adams says in the release.
Adams says the initial closures were due to a high fire danger rating as well as the fact resources to fight fires were spread so thin, but recent reduction in fire activity has allowed them access to more firefighters and equipment.
Despite the reopening, Adams is warning park goers to remain aware of the fire danger. He reminds smokers of the massive penalties you could face if you are caught flicking your butt in a park or anywhere else.
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