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Kamloops firefighters urge caution after cigarette sparks grass fire

Kamloops Fire Rescue says this cigarette likely sparked a grass fire on July 19, 2017 in Rose Hill.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kamloops Fire Rescue
July 21, 2017 - 6:30 PM

KAMLOOPS – Kamloops Fire Rescue is asking smokers to be more responsible after a close call with a grass fire near homes in Rose Hill. 

Investigators say there's a "strong reason to believe" the grass fire on Wednesday, July 19 was started by a tossed cigarette.

Officials are asking all smokers to use ashtrays or carry some other type of receptacle to throw cigarettes away.

A $500 fine can be issued to anyone getting rid of cigarettes in a dangerous way, according to a release from Kamloops Fire Rescue.

Nature areas in the city will remain closed until the fire danger rating drops.

This grass fire was put out thanks to quick action by Kamloops Fire Rescue.
This grass fire was put out thanks to quick action by Kamloops Fire Rescue.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kamloops Fire Rescue

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