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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John Fire Chief Darrell Blades says all the equipment and personnel deployed to help fight a wildfire in the South Okanagan have returned.
The last crew arrived back in the Energetic City on August 18th, and no more personnel or equipment was deployed back to the Nk’Mip Creek fire.
The first crew deployed on July 24th with the wildland apparatus, included Captain Ryan Tancock and two firefighters, Ryan Bowie and Leo Sullivan.
The second crew, made up of Captain Brent Morgan and two firefighters, Adam Winn and Jasen Donszelmann, were deployed on August 3rd. The final crew of firefighters Chris Austin Craig Faulkner and Jayden Ockenden, were deployed on August 13th.
Crews were gone for 12 days at a time.
“The Province manages the structural protection resources for all of the fires across the province and will assign the crew where they need resources. When an assignment comes to an end, they look and see if and where additional resources are needed and can re-assign our crew. Or, if additional resources are not required, they can release us, and we can return home,” said Chief Blades.
As of August 27th, there are 236 active wildfires in the province, with 52 in the Prince George Fire Centre.
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