Parks within Kamloops to re-open following extreme fire danger

By Chad Harris
July 25, 2017 - 12:00pm

KAMLOOPS — Recent cooler weather has allowed the City of Kamloops to re-open parks that were closed due to the extreme fire risk.

That risk kept walkers and hikers out of popular spots like Kenna Cartwright Park and Peterson Creek Park.

Kamloops Fire Rescue Chief Mike Adams stated in a news release, "It is important that the public remain aware of the potential for fire and act accordingly, including adhering to the no smoking in public parks bylaw."

Adams notes that provincial firefighting resources are now more readily available if they are required. 

The park closures started on Saturday, July 8th and lasted until 12 noon on Tuesday, July 25th and affected 16 parks / nature parks. 

Kamloops World War II veteran passes away