Turns out, a quarter of the blazes burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre may have been ignited by humans practices.
Information Officer Nicole Bonnet says currently there are 93 fires burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre, with 416 wildfires to date this season.
“Roughly a quarter, so approximately 101 fires are suspected to be a result of some sort of human activity.”
Bonnet says human caused fires can stem from a number of activities, including industry work, intentional lighting, welding, or even something grinding on a rock and creating sparks.
“But its not as common as people think for a cigarette to start a wildfire.”
She adds, province wide, crews are working hard day in and day out to tackle the blazes, with the recent precipitation bringing a bit of relief.