Forest-fire season has arrived in region

Four human-caused blazes kept forestry firefighters in the Kamloops Fire Centre busy

Four human caused blazes in the region called out Kamloops Fire Centre firefighters last weekend.

Four human caused blazes in the region called out Kamloops Fire Centre firefighters last weekend.

By Kamloops This Week

Four human-caused blazes kept forestry firefighters in the Kamloops Fire Centre busy over last weekend.

The closest to Kamloops was a one-hectare fire on Greenstone Mountain. Crews were back at it yesterday mopping up.

In the North Thompson, a 1.5-hectare blaze that started Sunday was extinguished by provincial crews with the help of Clearwater Fire Department.

Two other fires in the South Okanagan — one 13 hectares and the other 80 hectares — were also attacked by ministry crews.

Fire information officer Kayla Pepper said the 80-hectare blaze includes a large area that was the subject of open burning.

Pepper said there’s been one constant with all of the fires in the Kamloops Fire Centre this year — the cause.

“All fires have been person-caused this year,” she said.