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Kamloops residents asked to remain on high alert for fire risk

July 24, 2017 - 8:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - Despite the recent rain and cooler weather, the fire risk in Kamloops is still extreme, the fire department says.

Kamloops Fire Rescue is urging urging residents to remain vigilant and be on alert when it comes to fire risk in the area.

Because the risks are still extremely high the nature parks in the city will remain closed, according to a media release.

Recent rains and cooler weather have offered some relief and has made an improvement in fire conditions, but the hot and dry forecast has returned so the risk of fire is still high.

The evidence indicates that 50 per cent of B.C.'s wild fires have been caused by improper disposal of cigarettes, the fire department says, adding it is imperative people dispose of all smoking materials in appropriate containers because any spark can cause a wild fire.

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