Kamloops Fire Centre Has Cause for Concern

6/1/2012

The Kamloops Fire Centre reports they have responded to 61 person caused fires in the last 60 days and officials have also received reports of over sized bonfires and grad party fires.

Since April 1st the number of reports they have received is staggering.

The Centre reminds people that a fire ban is on and only campfires smaller than half a metre wide by half a metre tall are permitted.

Anyone found in violation of these rules faces a $345 fine and could be sentenced to up to a year in jail if convicted and face fines of $10,000.

Currently the Kamloops Fire Centre, which stretches from Vernon to Osoyoos in the Okanagan, is sitting under a moderate to high fire danger rating.

The Kamloops Fire Centre asks that unauthorized burns or wildfires are reported by calling 1-800-663-5555 or by dialing *5555 on your cell phone.

Anita Sthankiya -Penticton

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