Monday, August 27, 2012
Cops Snuff Weaver Creek Blaze
Agassiz officers save forest
Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP UFVRD/File photo
n August 25, 2012 at approximately 11:00 PM, Agassiz RCMP responded to a complaint of a growing forest fire at Weaver Lake Campground near Agassiz. The fire was able to be extinguished but the potential for destruction was significant.
The Agassiz RCMP with the
Seasonal Policing unit evacuated the campground upon their arrival.
The campground hosts first responded by containing the fire through
use of their fire extinguishers and shovels. Police joined in on the
effort to contain and extinguish the fire for approximately 30
minutes until Forest Firefighters arrived to the area with a water
truck. The fire continued to re-ignite and was quickly covering the
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