Brushfire season is here

Loon Lake Fire Dept. called out to fight brushfire.

  • Apr. 17, 2012 5:00 a.m.
Loon Lake firefighter Stephen Ebert helps extinguish a brushfire.

Loon Lake firefighter Stephen Ebert helps extinguish a brushfire.

At approximately 3 pm on April 8, the LLVFD responded to a 911 pager call-out of an out of control grass fire in the 2800 block of Loon Lake Road. Eight firefighters and one fast response truck attended.

Fortunately, the homeowner had a hose charged and ready when he began burning a small debris pile. As a result, he was able to get the fire under control when it spread to the adjacent hillside. LLVFD assisted with soaking the scene down and putting out hot spots.

This is an excellent reminder to have a hose ready when burning and to call 911 as soon as there is a problem. In addition, all residents and guests need to be aware of the Cariboo Fire Centre restrictions currently in place (see Resource Center on the Loon Lake Community website) which restricts burning.

Norm Dixon

Loon Lake Fire Chief