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.