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Campbell River fire chief wants residents to help lower fire risk

With the ongoing fire season affecting several parts of Campbell River, the City’s fire department is urging people to do their part.

This comes after the department responded to multiple fires last week, with one fire at Nunns Creek Park, two in Beaver Lodge Lands, beach fires, and other burning reports happening between Monday and Wednesday.

With the risk of fires expected to remain high this summer, City Fire Chief Dan Verdun says it’s important that residents help in minimizing that risk as much as possible.

“Campfires during high fire risk seasons puts the community in danger,” says Verdun.

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“The fires that took place earlier this week had the potential to be much worse and I applaud the crews that attended these fires for their rapid responses. It is incredibly important that we all be extra vigilant this summer to help protect the community.”

For what you can do to help, the city advises you to follow the fire ban currently in place, to put away all smoking materials properly, and to call the fire department as soon as you see a fire in the area.

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