16 Mile fights fire at Historic Hat Creek Ranch

It's good to have help nearby when little fires get out of control.

Once again our efforts to have First Response Fire Protection for our area has paid off.

Our volunteers and portable water tanks were called out Apr. 18 when a controlled burn at the Historical Hat Creek Ranch got out of hand. The crew worked over four hours to knock the fire down.

Thanks go to Al Midgley for getting the word out and to Brian and Ed Kuzyk, Murray Abram and the ranch staff for fighting the fire.

Without government funding, it is difficult to keep our equipment up and running, but at times like this our efforts are rewarded. With all the long dry grass in our area we will all have to be vigilant and keep our water storage tanks full.

Notices for the 16 Mile Community Society General Meeting will be out soon!

Louise Oakes