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Green space fires in Kamloops a cause for concern for RCMP

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July 25, 2016 - 1:46 PM

KAMLOOPS - Two fires in four days have Kamloops RCMP warning about fires in the city's green spaces.

Small fires on July 17 and July 21 were found by hikers above the firehall on Aberdeen Drive, according to a RCMP media release. One fire may have been started by a discarded cigarette, while the second was purposely started.

Kamloops Fire Rescue responded to both, though one had self-extinguished before they arrived.

RCMP are looking for information about who started both fires and are warning the public to be careful in the hot summer months.

“Everyone must realize that any discarded cigarette could have devastating consequences for people and property,” Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in the release. “Also, purposefully setting a fire on a green space in the city is illegal.”

Tips can be called into the police at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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