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Kamloops Fire Rescue wants you to 'FireSmart' your home

Protect your home from fire

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many people with a lot more time on their hands.

Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR) is encouraging people to take advantage of time at home to protect their property from wildfires.

"Applying just a few simple FireSmart principles to your home can greatly reduce the risk to your home in the event of an interface fire," reads a news release from KFR.

Some tips include:

  • Keep your lawn mowed and irrigated, and choose FireSmart plants for your yard. 
  • Enclose decks with non-combustible materials to discourage the collection of debris and embers.
  • Keep firewood piles and other items stacked a least 10 metres from your home, especially during wildfire season.
  • Ensure you have a clean, fire-resistant roof and that your eaves are clean.
  • Enclose soffits and vents to ensure embers cannot enter them.
  • Remove trees, bushes and other combustible materials within the first 10 metres surrounding your home (junipers and cedars are particularly combustible).
  • Don’t forget to take steps to “FireSmart” any buildings or fences within 10 metres of your home as well.

 For more information, click here.



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