Riondel Races to the Rescue: Volunteer Fire Fighters Extinguish Flames


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Fast-acting fire fighters with the Riondel Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a wildfire in Gray Creek before it razed out of control the evening of May 16th.

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Although the fire was out of the fire department’s jurisdiction, seven volunteers raced to put out the one-acre blaze which was growing quickly by the time the crew arrived.

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“We were able to contain the fire, and essentially put it out before Forestry personnel arrived,” said Riondel Fire Chief Cory Medhurst.
The fire fighters used their wildland truck, which was acquired last year for wildfires.
“This serves as a good reminder that wildfire season is early and upon us,” said Chief Medhurst.

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The RDCK reminds residents to call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 toll free on most cellular networks to report a wildfire. Alternately, you can report a wildfire by calling 9-1-1.
For up-to-date information on fire prohibitions, fire danger rating, and current wildfires, please
visit http://bcwildfire.ca/index.htm

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Ingrid has been the owner and editor of The East Shore Mainstreet newspaper for more than twelve years now. She lives in Gray Creek, BC, with her husband Juergen and children Zoe and Luka.

2 thoughts on “Riondel Races to the Rescue: Volunteer Fire Fighters Extinguish Flames

  1. Just tried twice to send a message. Last try.

    Wanted to let you know the photos for the May 16 fire story are sideways.

    Shirleen

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