FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has approved the deployment of three FSJ Fire Department firefighters and an apparatus to help with wildfire efforts in the Oliver Region.
The fire department members will be working with the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner, the BC Wildfire Service, and municipal departments from across the province to protect homes and properties in the affected areas.
The firefighters are expected to be deployed for around ten days.
In a post on Facebook, the FSJ Fire Department says, “we are always willing to help out our neighbours. Thanks to Council’s approval, three of our own firefighters and a wildland apparatus are assisting with wildfire suppression efforts in the Oliver region.”
Currently, two large fires are burning in and around the Oliver Region. The Nk’Mip Creek fire was discovered on July 19th and has burned around 6,800 hectares as of July 26th and is classified as Out of Control on the BC Wildfire Service website.
The Thomas Creek Fire was discovered on July 10th and, as of July 27th, has burned around 7,279 hectares. This fire is also listed as Out of Control.
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