Kamloops grass fires a reminder of dangerous, dry conditions
Firefighters in Kamloops fought two grass fires Tuesday
Fire crews in Kamloops fought two grass fires Tuesday they believe were caused by humans, prompting them to remind the public how easy it is to start a wildfire when conditions are dry.
The first fire was south of Kamloops in the Lac Le Jeune area and the second was near the neighbourhood of Westsyde.
After several hours, firefighters were able to extinguish the fires before they grew larger than one hectare.
But Platoon Captain Jeff Bell said it could have been much worse if conditions were different yesterday.
"Luckily there was no wind so it didn't spread into anything. But the size of the fire was pretty big," he said.
"We haven't had any precipitation. The fuel is super dry right now so it doesn't take much to get it going."
An open-burning ban goes into effect on Sunday in the Kamloops Fire Centre.