Kamloops fire crews knock down campfire sparked blaze in Pioneer Park

Kamloops Fire Rescue responded to a fire on the Rivers Trail near Pioneer Park on Friday night, Aug. 25, 2017.
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KAMLOOPS - Kamloops Fire Rescue has once again been called to deal with those who don't take fire restrictions seriously.

Acting Platoon Capt. Ken Hartt says crews responded to a call for a brush fire on Rivers Trail near Pioneer Park on Friday night, Aug. 25.

Around 10 p.m., firefighters arrived and quickly knocked down a 300-square-foot blaze. They left the scene within about one hour.

"I’m sure it was knocked down a lot sooner than that," Hartt says.

Fire Prevention Officer Ray Webster says the fire was caused by a campfire at a nearby homeless camp.

He says crews used about 10 litres of water to douse the small blaze.

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