High fire danger throughout Kamloops Fire Centre as campfire ban begins

By Michael Reeve
CFJC Today Kamloops
July 6, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

KAMLOOPS — With the two hottest months of the year still ahead, British Columbia has already lost more than 1-million hectares of forests to wildfires this year. That figure puts BC in the third worst wildfire season to date in terms of land lost. Despite the loss of forest, the fire season has not been as devastating for properties and communities as those prior. The fire danger rating in the Kamloops Fire Centre is currently listed at high, as temperatures across the region are expecting to rise through the weekend. …To assist with the fire danger, 160 firefighters from the United States and Mexico are expected to arrive in B.C. this week and be deployed to the Prince George Fire Centre. The units will be sent elsewhere in the province if the need arises. With the anticipation of fire starts, the Kamloops and Cariboo Fire Centres are re-enacting a campfire bans.

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