- Our Town
First fire in Salmon Arm zone caused by people
Along with the other 36 fires in the Kamloops Fire Centre since the first of April, this forest fire that started Sunday, April 13 on the mountain just above the Petro Canada in Chase is believed to be person-caused. Fire officials note that the blaze, the first in the Salmon Arm zone this year, is suspected to have started from an abandoned campfire or bonfire. The fire grew to 1.8 hectares and, on Tuesday, 12 firefighters were on site to mop up and ensure the fire was fully extinguished. Fire officials warn people that the forest is already very dry and fires must be properly extinguished.