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.

More Kamloops News


Recent Trending



Send us your News Tips!

Kamloops SPCA Featured Pet

Jc Kamloops SPCA >


Support Local Media
Castanet Proud Member of RTNDA Canada