On the subject of preventing fires, it’s been all palms on deck within the Okanagan during the last 10 days and a newly-released picture from Kelowna RCMP proves it.
An officer was captured on Aug. 23 preventing a blaze on responsibility with a backyard hose close to the yard of a house on Parkinson Highway in West Kelowna.
RCMP says Cst. Borg had observed the fireplace and labored to maintain it beneath management till native crews fireplace arrived on scene.
“He simply occurred to be in the precise place on the proper time,” stated Mike Della-Paolera, spokesperson for the Kelowna RCMP. “Greater than probably, he in all probability saved the construction or saved harm to it.”
Della-Paolera added that native fireplace crews had been preventing different spot fires when Borg observed the yard blaze.
“He determined that till the fireplace division comes, he was going to maintain it from getting out of hand.”
The officer has obtained reward on-line for the reason that RCMP launched the picture earlier this week.
Borg’s efforts mark one in all at the least two fire-related situations this week that concerned the RCMP.
In one other submit, police say Cst. Ennis saved a cat named ‘Sassy’ whereas on patrol close to an evacuated property.
The efforts come as wildfires proceed to burn throughout the Okanagan.
Whereas the McDougall Creek wildfire stays uncontrolled and greater than 12,000 hectares in dimension, the pair of blazes in Kelowna and Lake Nation, respectively, at the moment are thought of held.
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