Campers and ATV riders urged to practice extra caution amid drying conditions

By Vanessa Ybarra
May 27, 2017 - 11:29am

KAMLOOPS — With temperatures topping 30 degrees this weekend, and grassland conditions becoming more dry each day, Kamloops Fire Centre is reminding the public to undergo safe fire practices.

Max Birkner, Fire Information Officer with the Kamloops Fire Centre, says it's important people keep a close eye on their campfires, especially when out in the backcountry.

ATV riders are also being asked to be extra cautious.

"If people are riding dirt bikes or ATVs, we ask that they stay away from long grass areas because things are drying out very quickly out there," said Birkner.

Birkner says fire crews are equipped and ready to respond to reports of grassland or forest fires.

So far, there's been no major outbreaks in the Kamloops region.

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