Class from local high school help prevent spread of brush fire

Williams Lake

2021-06-07 09:29 PDT

File # 2021-4424

On Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 9:30 am Williams Lake RCMP were notified of a potential forest fire in the area behind 1400 Broadway Ave S, Williams Lake. Two members of the Williams Lake RCMP attended and observed smoke billowing from the area behind the address on the hillside.

Members grabbed fire extinguishers and climbed the hillside to, not only locate several trees and parts of the ground on fire, but also a class from Williams Lake Secondary that was out for a hike.

The class of astute young people took swift action realizing the potential issues if the fire spread and used the water they were carrying for their hike, to try to extinguish the flames before
firefighters from The Cariboo Fire Centre arrived.

Ethan Reid, Brenden Higginson, Ty Oviatt, Kaleb Alphonse, Nathan Kendrick and Landon Brink

Williams Lake RCMP would like to extend their appreciation to « l-r » Ethan Reid, Brenden Higginson, Ty Oviatt, Kaleb Alphonse, Nathan Kendrick and Landon Brink and the responding fire fighters from the Cariboo Fire Centre.

Released by Cst Shane Nicoll Watch Commander, Williams Lake RCMP
 

Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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